They were officially evicted a month ago. I've heard rumours that the new owners are going to do a temporary 'fix' and paint job on the building and turn it into a pop up arts space. I'm not sure of the original source of this information though.
A slap of paint would do a bit of camouflage on it,but it's so hideous I can't imagine anything working apart from demolition.Do you have a photo taken from higher up Zoe? Is the roof really in as bad a condition as the rest of it? The mind boggles.
You're right,it is weird.Thanks for sharing this sight with us,it looks worthy of a Hammer Horror movie set,Alex Crowley influenced.Did you have flickering lights and cries of anguish coming from there? Or was it an advanced game of hopscotch? We had no idea that it was quite so hideous from pavement level.
I like this building. It just needs a bit of TLC. Give it a scrub and you'd have £1 million 'former industrial' loft space in no time. Or something more useful and affordable, if London wasn't bonkers. Shame it's going to be knocked down.