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#1 Rikaitch

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:21 AM

I was always surprised to think someone lived in the tower of the church where my parents got married (Gipsy Hill), and now someone's converted the public toilets on the Parade into a one bedroom flat (see linky here). Anyone got other suggestions? What about one of the TV Towers, the reservoir underneath Crystal Palace Park, or the exchange at the end of Church Road. Maybe you could do better?
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#2 nikdevlin

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:34 AM

How about this:- weird happy-clappy religious organisation, one that has been investigated several times for improper financial conduct, buys the cinema and - without planning permission - converts it into a church, complete with turnstiles.

Too far-fetched?
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:00 PM

How about converting the 'tea rooms' into a useable building !

No doubt the scaffolding surrounding the building will get listed status soon as it has been in situ so long !

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:23 PM

The building on the corner of Westow Hill and Westow Street, the name of which escapes me right now. It should get turned back into a pub......

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:39 PM

How about converting the 'tea rooms' into a useable building !

No doubt the scaffolding surrounding the building will get listed status soon as it has been in situ so long !

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Is that the assembly rooms behind the WHite Hart, Dazza? We'll get on the case re listing the scaffolding.
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#6 Rikaitch

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:30 PM

Shows how long since I've been there, the last tea rooms I knew was a portakabin at the back of All Saint's School's Playing fields, by the gate into the churchyard.

I was thinking about suggesting someone turn the Queens into a hotel...
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:43 PM

....I was thinking about suggesting someone turn the Queens into a hotel...


Very good ;) Funnily enough they seem to be doing a lot of work to the hotel - scaffolding up for months and loads of rubble thundering down chutes (thankfully not at night but I pity those on night shifts living nearby). A new kinda covered patio thingy at the front has a huge sign up saying 'Balmoral Hall' or something equally pretentious.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:50 PM

Very good ;) Funnily enough they seem to be doing a lot of work to the hotel - scaffolding up for months and loads of rubble thundering down chutes (thankfully not at night but I pity those on night shifts living nearby). A new kinda covered patio thingy at the front has a huge sign up saying 'Balmoral Hall' or something equally pretentious.


Ha ha - always wondered why they called it the Balmoral Suite. Note to self: der-brain

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:53 AM

Hi everyone - I was just wondering if people would mind clicking on my entry to the Architects Journal Small Projects 2013 competition? One of the awards goes to the "most viewed project" so if people could click that would be amazing! Thank you!!

http://www.ajbuildin...display/id/5770

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:59 AM

Done! Good luck! :)

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:06 AM

Done :)

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:30 AM

Has anyone ever seen the inside of the converted building toward the top of Gipsy Hill (the kinda-church looking place on the left when going up)? I remember people complaining about the windows being plastic. Are there any pix to see what they did inside? Just curious really, doesn't look like people live in there yet.

Hi everyone - I was just wondering if people would mind clicking on my entry to the Architects Journal Small Projects 2013 competition? One of the awards goes to the "most viewed project" so if people could click that would be amazing! Thank you!!

http://www.ajbuildin...display/id/5770


Done.

Btw, Laura, wanted to ask you, who made those amazing shelves? They are absolutely fantastic!

#13 lauraclark

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:45 PM

Thank you everybody!! The shelves I made on site – the off the shelf ones are soooo expensive. I bought oak block worktops, and chopped them into three – giving shelf widths of about 200mm. Then we chemically fixed 12mm threaded rod into the wall and fixed each shelf back on to the rods. It was a very cost effective way of achieving really long floating shelves, which I have always loved.

#14 misspoddy

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

Thank you everybody!! The shelves I made on site – the off the shelf ones are soooo expensive. I bought oak block worktops, and chopped them into three – giving shelf widths of about 200mm. Then we chemically fixed 12mm threaded rod into the wall and fixed each shelf back on to the rods. It was a very cost effective way of achieving really long floating shelves, which I have always loved.


wow, brilliant! if now i would know what "threaded rods" are i would be a very clever woman.... :D

#15 nikdevlin

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:29 PM

A very long bolt, I'm thinking.
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