I have managed to miss out on the arguments surrounding the redevelopment of Norton Folgate, an area of semi-derelict warehouses on the edge of Spitalfields. So, on a sunny post-Christmas morning, I decided to investigate. Blossom Street is an unexpected cobbled street leading up north from Dennis Severs’s house in Folgate Street and is lined on its eastern side by a series of still surviving, well preserved, but currently unused industrial warehouses. The City and Bishopsgate are within spitting distance. It’s easy to see the development potential: another big office block. But equally easy to see why the development has been resisted and alternative plans put forward for the renovation of the warehouses.
These are the warehouses:-