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Stunning Water Tower Conversion in London

By • Nov 26, 2012 •  Selected Work 

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London-based location agency 1st-Option features a unique portfolio of shoot locations for stills photography, TV and filming.

We spotted this unique project on their website, a truly stunning water tower conversion located in north-western London, England, UK.

This Venetian-Gothic water tower was built in 1877 by Fowler and Hill, as part of Lambeth Workhouse and Infirmary, latterly Lambeth Hospital.

The tower is 99 foot tall with 5 foot-thick walls and crowned with a huge steel water tank.

Utterly derelict, the tower was listed for £395,000 in 2008, and bought by Leigh Osbourne and Graham Voce who converted it into a spectacular luxury home.

The tower now houses four bedrooms and 360 degree views across London, with a lift shaft alongside the tower, while at the bottom is a new, modern living space nicknamed the ‘Cube’.

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Photos courtesy of 1st-Option. “Before” photo by: O.F.E.

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6 Comments to Stunning Water Tower Conversion in London

  1. Chris says:

    This is a stunner! I was born in that hospital some 44+ years ago! Too bad I can’t be the one to occupy it now.

  2. Matt says:

    It was few weeks ago on Grand Design UK. Fab job !

  3. Monika says:

    I have a problem with accepting the idea of combining old tower with added glass and concret forms. The adaptation of the tower is good as far as it doesn’t spoil/violate the original architectural form.

  4. Jay Reynolds says:

    I want that kitchen!

  5. Tom Reitz says:

    Any idea what Leigh & Graham spent to renovate above the purchase price of £395,000?

    • Freemanski says:

      On Grand Designs: they did not deny that it cost around £2M to renovate in only about 10 months…

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