The redevelopment of this stunning listed Victorian building in West London is in keeping with its high quality and distinctive Gothic-style design and features a Cascade cast iron style hopper and downpipe in Porcelain White colour to complement the building.
Located in the Bradmore Conservation Area of Hammersmith, the former Mission Hall dates from 1883-4. While originally built as a church hall, it was also used as a working men’s club, a kitchen for the poor and since the 1960s was the workspace of a scenic artist specialising in backcloths for stage and film. When the artist’s studio closed in 2014, the building was used temporarily as a workshop and for storage prior to its redevelopment into 7000 sq feet of office space. With this historically significant building in a poor state of repair, the highly decorative east and west facing Venetian Gothic façades required sensitive and accurate restoration. The authentic detailing of Brett Martin’s Cascade cast iron style rainwater system was an integral part of this restoration, meeting the requirements of Neil Davies Architects and its client.
For the west façade on Iffley Road, the architect specified an authentic Porcelain White Cast Iron Style Hopper in the Gothic design to bring period authenticity to the distinctive façade. A 105mm round downpipe in Porcelain White was also installed to match the white painted cement render.