Plans to turn Islington’s Farmiloe building into offices given green light
- Credit: Archant
A landmark Victorian warehouse which has been used to film blockbuster movies including The Dark Knight and Inception, is set to be turned into offices and shops.
Members of Islington Council’s planning committee have approved plans to renovate the Farmiloe site in St John Street, Clerkenwell.
The Grade II listed building, which was built in 1868, will house new offices as well as a cafe on the ground floor. The detached buildings, including the “Atcost” shed and a 1930s extension, will be demolished to make way for a new five-storey structure which will accommodate “affordable workspace”, shops and more offices.
The building is owned by George Farmiloe & Sons and has stood largely empty for a number of years.
Temporary live-in “guardians” occupy the second floor and look after the building but it has become better known as a film set for Hollywood films.
You may also want to watch:
The interior of the first floor was used as the set for Gotham City Police Station for the Batman films The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, as well as scenes for Christopher Nolan’s Inception and David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises.
- 1 Letter: 'Highbury Corner is unsafe and unhealthy for pedestrians'
- 2 Why Angel station was closed yesterday
- 3 Former election candidate convicted of having a knife in public
- 4 Jailed: Man who nearly killed woman in ‘random’ Islington attack
- 5 Green Lanes gang members guilty of killing which sparked tit-for-tat shooting
- 6 How much do you know about Islington?
- 7 Hundreds arrested after police crackdown on county lines
- 8 Islington Council caretaker charged with rape and aggravated burglary
- 9 Islington Council to press ahead with people friendly streets - despite disabled pleas
- 10 Call for action after scooter filmed riding on Islington pavement