The Walkabout, Shepherds Bush, Hammersmith, London
The Walkabout was originally a historic movie theatre, built in 1910 and one of the oldest in the country. It was then converted to an Australian watering hole and has now been transformed into an eight storey apartment block, ground floor entertainment space and an associated hotel linked to the development.
The original front façade was retained to compliment the adjacent Grade II listed building whilst creating a new modern building overlooking Shepherds Bush Green.
The decorator, Restore & Preserve, contacted KEIM to arrange a site visit and specification. They wanted a product that could be applied onto all the surfaces (old existing faience tiles, new stonework, new jesmonite mouldings and new lime render) to keep consistency, whilst offering breathability and durability. KEIM was the only manufacturer that could be applied to all four substrates.
Anton Boekhoudt, National Architectural Business Development Manager of KEIM Mineral Paints, visited site and specified KEIM Royalan onto all surfaces.
The old existing faience tiles were sanded down and KEIM Lime Remover was applied to etch the surface, followed by the KEIM Royalan system.
The finish was airless spray applied and Restore & Preserve commented “the results are absolutely amazing!”