Look out for one of our Core Five projects, (the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration) on BBC2 on Christmas Day.
The scheme is a conversion of an old boiler house in Islington, built in the 17th Century for pumping water to the City of London, into a Museum for Illustrative Art.
Not only is this the conversion of an important historic industrial building, but the site is crossed by high pressure Thames Water mains, adding to the complexity.
The Client is Quentin Blake, a famous illustrator of Childrens’ Books (Roald Dahl, Michael Rosen). In the documentary, some footage was filmed on site, so there are glimpses of the boiler house as it is now. The Architect is Tim Ronalds Architects who are well-known for working on historic buildings such as Wiltons Music Hall.