The Deluxe (formerly Rank) Film Processing Laboratory is a Grade II listed building designed in 1936 by Walter Gropius and Max Fry that will become redundant when Deluxe move their facilities to purpose-built digital facilities at Pinewood. The design proposed a new residential development on the site.
The masterplan generates 70 new houses and 105 new apartments whilst the existing building is converted to contain 49 apartments. This project, as with the Oaklands College building conversions, has allowed us to develop ways of making valuable listed modern buildings gain new life through subtle interventions that provide accessibility and energy efficiency – a ‘look no hands’ approach that retains architectural integrity of the original yet reveals a new layer within.
The scheme gained listed building and planning consents in April 2008. In 2013 we were commissioned by Bloor Homes to reconfigure the design to their brief.
|Contract value||£ c.40m|
|GIA m2||21,000 m2|
|Planning consultant||Quod Planning|
|Masterplan / Urban design consultant||jpa|