HANBURY STREET, LONDON E1
This was the complete restoration of a traditional Huguenot weaving house. When we started on site, one floor was still occupied and shared with a parrot, but no housework had been undertaken in living memory. Subsequently it was vandalised by a property developer hoping to convert it to flats. He was thwarted in this by English Heritage. We pointed out to them that their refurbishment scheme was flawed, because they had failed to notice that drawings “borrowed” from me clearly showed that the structure did not feature a spine wall, but depended on beams to every floor and thus their proposed reinstatement of the wall was nonsensical.