Building Work


Gnome House in May 2016

We are often asked about the building work taking place at or near Gnome House. So here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions:

What is the building work taking place above the ground-floor community space at Gnome House?

The construction being undertaken now is Phase 2 of the work to bring the whole of Gnome House back into use. In Phase 1, the community space was built. And although the new windows and paintwork gave the impression that the whole building was complete – the two floors above the community space remained derelict. Now, they are are being converted into offices – and there will be a further two floors of residential above this. These floors above the community space are owned by the landlords and are not part of the community space.


How long will the building work at Gnome House take?

The building work above the community space is expected to be finished mid-summer 2017. The scaffolding should be down sometime mid-autumn 2016.

What are the other buildings near Gnome House?

The buildings near the Standard site are being constructed by Watkins Jones. These will provide 500 units for students. The buildings being constructed adjacent to Gnome House are part of the Taylor Wimpey site and will be the first of 500 new homes and flats.


The first Taylor Wimpey buildings, opposite Gnome House


The architects original impression of Gnome House