The Transformation of Gnome House

When I first walked inside Gnome House it was a dark, health cavernous shell. I was there because the forces of urban regeneration and the power of investment capital had arrived at the end of my road. Gnome House would be resurrected by the building developers who planned to construct 500 new homes on the surrounding site. Local partners were needed to help transform the one-time factory into a community creative space so I volunteered to be one of four directors responsible for the project. We negotiated, store planned and designed. After 18 months, I began making ‘before’ pictures of Gnome House – if only as historic […]

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