Subseries TF.2.2.1.LIME - Limehouse Studios

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Limehouse Studios


  • 1982-1983 (Creation)

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Limehouse Television Studios, West India Docks, London (1982-1983). This scheme comprised the conversion and extension of a rum and banana warehouse on Canary wharf in London's docklands, initially built in 1952. The existing warehouse was a large three-storey brick and concrete frame, and the project brief was to insert two television studios designed to high technical specifications, plus ancillary production, office and workshop accommodation. A new mezzanine floor was added along the north entrance frontage to provide additional area for performers, dressing-rooms, and related facilities. At ground level a large reception area constituted the main focus of the building, leading to the main stair and lift, studios and production area, and public client rooms. Externally, six substantial new elements were added to the entrance elevation, both to provide additional accommodation and to give the building a new identity. These are closely related in appearance and proportionate in scale to the massive build of the existing warehouse.

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Acoustic and Theatre Design Consultants: Sandy Brown Associates

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Separated by large format drawing rolls, and document boxes. Original order imposed by Farrells filing system has been maintained.

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  • English

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