The green room at the Depot

The green room at the Depot

I have probably said this before here but I do love finding unexpected colours on building sites. Upstairs at the Depot Cinema there is a new row of offices being built. At the moment they are sporting this sea green wall covering. When I arrived they had just been given an application of sealant.

I couldn’t resist capturing both the rich colour and the Jackson Pollock-like drips.

Over the past year and a half I have been documenting the refurbishment of this old brewery depot in the centre of Lewes as it becomes a new community cinema. My client uses the photos to build on the excitement of the local residents and film buffs.

Boot prints and yellow cord

Boot prints and yellow cord

I visited The Depot last Tuesday, a day that turned out to be blisteringly hot. I had to wear my full personal protection equipment, of course (high vis jacket, helmet, boots, jeans), which did nothing to help relieve the intense heat. In an effort to get out of the sun, I made my way to the main building to find a glorious shiny black surface extending across the entire floor in front of me. I was confused at first, thinking it was all just very wet, until I realised this was a thick coating of a waterproof barrier called toughseal. It created a beautiful reflective surface to photograph and gave the interior space a radiant quality.

In one corner I was surprised to find these clear white boot prints across the clean black background. I loved the patterns they made with the tangled yellow electric cord layered across the top.

I am documenting the renovation of The Depot, a former industrial building in the centre of Lewes, as it becomes a new community cinema. My client uses these photographs to promote the project and keep local residents informed about the progress that is being made.

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Digger at the Depot

Digger at the Depot

Today’s photograph comes from my latest shoot documenting the renovations at the Depot Cinema. Work is ploughing ahead on the former Harvey’s Depot in Lewes where a new community cinema is being built. The old warehouse space is now filled with a ‘birdcage’ that will protect the workers as the structure is built up. This bright orange digger was chipping away at the old floor of the 1930s building at the front of the site.

I do love a bit of colourful industrial machinery, especially if it is catching the light just right.

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Out with the old, in with the new

Out with the old, in with the new

My photo of the week is from the Depot where so much has changed over the past month. The floor is now made up of hollow pre-cast concrete slabs and one can start to get a sense of the spaces of the separate rooms. While I was there the old green roof struts were being taken out one by one and replaced by large grey steel girders. 

The clear spring morning meant there was a deep blue sky overhead. This blue was criss-crossed by jet trails that echoed the angles of the struts. In all, it was a satisfying shoot down at the Depot. 

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