Lon­don’s in­dus­trial legacy be­comes

David Spit­tles re­ports on the spec­tac­u­lar wave of ‘re­cy­cling’ that’s trans­form­ing iconic power sta­tions and Art Deco fac­to­ries

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Art Deco Mil­len­nium Mills, a for­mer flour mill at the heart of a 62-acre scheme with 3,000 homes in Sil­ver­town, east Lon­don don, in­clud­ing Park Royal, Tot­ten­ham, Hack­ney, Wool­wich and Ber­mond­sey, where tra­di­tion­ally small and medi­um­size busi­nesses flour­ished, are be­ing eaten up by res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment.

When plan­ners al­low, de­vel­op­ers of­ten pre­fer to bull­doze old in­dus­trial ar­chi­tec­ture and build new homes from scratch, cyn­i­cally us­ing su­per­fi­cial or to­kenis­tic in­dus­trial de­sign el­e­ments ref­er­enc­ing a site’s past. De­vel­op­ers of Bat­tersea Power Sta­tion The Hoover Build­ing,

Prices from £2.75 mil­lion: loft-style flats at the Bat­tersea Power Sta­tion project (020 7501 0678)

Left: Face­book’s new HQ at Rath­bone Square, Fitzrovia W1, on an old Royal mail de­pot site that also of­fers flats

From £379,000: flats in a con­verted fac­tory, The Hoover Build­ing in Perivale

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