My London #11
#11. Thomas Briggs Building, Southgate Road
One of my favourites on our drive out east through De Beauvoir. The road bends round just before you pass the building, so you see it from the side on your approach. Its only when you’re perpendicular with it that you spot its symmetry. Its a red and yellow brick warehouse building, once Thomas Briggs’ tent factory, now filled with various creative businesses and start ups. Time hasn’t been particularly kind to it. Window replacements have been mismatched, and the frontage erected on one side masks the brickwork and spoils the equilibrium. Nonetheless, its nice to imagine how it would have looked when first built.