A LONDONER is struggling to come to terms with a wonderful Victorian building in his area that is still serving the purpose for which it was built.
Joseph Turner of Chiswick is still reeling after being denied entry to a red-brick factory on the banks of the Thames on the grounds that manufacturing was taking place inside.
He said: “I’m new to the area so I wandered down there to get a few craft beers, take in a theatre piece, put a deposit down on a two-bed, whatever was going on.
“Instead I find this beautiful building in a fantastic location, such an incredible example of period architecture just begging to have all its interior walls replaced by glass, and there’s nobody in there but a bunch of sweaty-arsed workers in overalls.
“It’s such a heartbreaking waste.”
Turner relocated to Chiswick after his Hammersmith flat burned down. Its local Edwardian fire station had been converted into a space serving botanical cocktails to audiences ironically watching 80s films.