The Penthouse at St Pancras – Documentary

In 2007, Lord Stanley Fink came to me with a project. he wanted to document the creation of a penthouse in the water tower of the soon-to-be refurbished Renaissance Hotel, in the iconic, redbrick, St Pancras station. A building saved from demolition by the poet Sir John Betjeman, who now has a bronze on the station to honour his action.

The station terminus was built as a grand gesture to the burgeoning railways, all the stone used came from the route that the rails took going North from London. A comprehensive graveyard was relocated to cater for the station and rail foundations. 

The design was originally a couple of storeys bigger than it ended up, but it is nevertheless one of the most beautiful buildings in London. I’ve had the honour of getanding ID. I don’t think my colour helped…