As you are probably aware Holborn Studios have, over the last 12 months, been fighting Hackney Council’s shocking decision to grant planning permission to Galliard Homes Ltd for demolition and redevelopment at 49-50 Eagle Wharf Road. A judgment on their High Court Judicial Review case is expected soon.
Of course, the Greedy Horrible Lot (GHL) have put in yet another planning application nearly the same as the last one. This will involve:
· The demolition of 88% of the existing protected listed buildings.
· The immediate loss of over 300 jobs.
· The creation of unusable basement space suitable only for storage.
· The demise of Holborn Studios.
I would ask that you again support our campaign to oppose this development and the wanton destruction and hardship it will entail. You helped before. Please help us once more!
Holborn Studios has been around for a third of a century.
Literally from plate cameras, sheet film and hand retouching through to cutting edge digital recording, archive storage and image manipulation we have always been there – mad to make good pictures, mad to create jobs and mad to develop the type of community that has become a basic precept of the creative industry.
Thousands of careers and jobs have been created over the years and some intense and meaningful friendships and relationships forged.
Our Studios here at Eagle Wharf Road were created out of the restoration of buildings once verging on being derelict and we are proud of the fact that those buildings are recognised as being of townscape merit and heritage assets as part of the Regents Canal Conservation Area.
As well as signing the form, please could you also pass the link for this website to any friends, colleagues or some of our illustrious guests over the years, who may have been connected in any way to Holborn Studios and would wish to support us.
You can have your say on the application (2017/3511) below. All forms will be submitted to Hackney Council.
WE WILL USE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO COMMUNICATE NEWS ABOUT THE DEMOLITION OF HOLBORN STUDIOS SITE. IT WILL NOT BE USED BY HOLBORN STUDIOS LTD OR THEIR PARTNERS FOR ANY MARKETING AND WILL BE DISPOSED OF ONCE THE FUTURE OF THE COMPLEX IS DECIDED