Sun setting and the shadow creeping up the side of the ex London Weekend Television building, Kent House, on the South Bank of the Thames. It’s sad to see scaffolding creeping up the sides; the windows aren’t out yet but daylight is showing through the technical areas that used to fill the lower floors.
Now literally eclipsed by taller buildings, I first saw this view when I came seeking a job at the studios as a fresh electronics graduate.
LWT paid my salary for a dozen years and more, funding my Twenties. I worked there regularly again for a couple of years in the Nineties. There was an oil patch stain on the underground parking concrete where I had changed the oil of one of my bikes rather messily...
The “Ultimate Wrap Party” is now but a happy memory. The building has been sold and is scheduled for demolition.
I spent many hours on the roof, helping with microwave links bringing in live outside broadcast pictures
We used to think that the shape and glistering white marble of Kent House made it the most beautiful building on the South Bank. The planning application for the redevelopment on the site has not yet been approved but it’s hard to imagine that the replacement will be as graceful.