Now, the former Sunlight Laundry in the Loud & Western Building in Sands End has been turned into lofts and mews houses selling for millions.
Ashley Nicholson, founder of Verve Properties who made his reputation in the Nineties converting inner-city Victorian schools, is the man behind the project.
Nicholson has opted to create spacious apartments in vast, triple-height loft shells, leaving the interior design up to the buyer.
Sunlight Mews, pictured, sits back from the Thames on a linear strip of land between modest Victorian terraces.
The newly built mews of five houses respects the factory’s architectural heritage with the use of Scandinavian bricks and Crittall windows, while light, open-plan interiors have a courtyard garden and curving feature staircase, above.
Prices from £1.85 million. Call 020 7731 9400.