The above are all pictures of Denham Film Studios – The top set are aerial views from 1946
Then we have a scene from the famous film with Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey – I know Where I’m Going
which has a matted in top put on the studio to make it higher in the film to depict a large company office block.
As regards the Denham deLuxe below I really don’t know much about this. It is much more recent from 2008 and seems to seek planning approval to change the existing buildings into dwellings and build even more. Would be a lovely site to live at I think. Certainly for film fans such as me.
The DeLuxe (formerly Rank) Film Processing Laboratory is a Grade II listed building designed in 1936 by Walter Gropius and Max Fry that will become redundant when Deluxe move their facilities to purpose-built digital facilities at Pinewood. The design proposed a new residential development on the site.
The masterplan generates 62 houses and 136 apartments whilst the existing building is converted to contain 48 apartments. This project, as with the Oaklands College building conversions has allowed us to develop ways of making valuable listed modern buildings gain new life through subtle interventions that provide accessibility and energy efficiency – a ‘look no hands’ approach that retains architectural integrity of the original yet reveals a new layer within.
The scheme gained listed building and planning consents in April 2008.