John Jones Open House tours, 20th September - available to book now
15 August 2014
Open House London - the capital’s greatest architectural showcase - returns the weekend of the 20th – 21st of September. This year is set to be one of the biggest years yet with over 800 buildings across London opening their doors to the public, including iconic buildings such as 10 Downing Street and innovative architecture like the Antony Gormley Room at The Beaumont.
John Jones is delighted to be taking part in this year’s programme. We are partnering with our neighbours the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park, to deliver timed tours at 10:15, 11:30, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15, and 3:00 on Saturday 20th of September which are bookable via Eventbrite. Each tour will last approximately 45 minutes with a maximum of 20 people on each. Guided tours are timed to compliment tours of the Park Theatre. The John Jones Arts Building will also be open for general public viewing until 4:00.
The John Jones Arts Building
The new John Jones Arts Building in Finsbury Park, designed by David Gallagher Associates, launched in June 2014. Taking inspiration from 1930s New York office buildings and industrial Clerkenwell warehouses, The Arts Building features raw concrete floors and full height windows offering views across London’s skyline, from the Olympic Park and Canary Wharf in the East to St Pauls, The Shard and The Post Office Tower. Based over 6 floors the 57,000 square foot Arts Building houses our design studios, conservation room, photographic studio and printing department, fitting and artwork presentation workshops and specialist humidity and climate controlled artwork storage facilities. The Arts Building also houses our 1,000 square foot not-for-profit Project Space and Artist Studio.
For more information on the Arts Building please visit our about pages.
Watch a video interview with Architect, David Gallagher about the design of the new Arts Building here.
Park Theatre is run by Artistic Director, Jez Bond, and Creative Director, Melli Bond. Since the theatre's opening in 2013 their productions and architecture have been very well received by the press and the community. It was awarded 5 stars by the Guardian and described as "a stunning £2.5 million playhouse”. The theatre was converted from an office block into a state-of-the-art premises with two auditoriums, a café bar and education studio by David Hughes Architects.
To see what’s on at the Park Theatre this month check their website.
Finsbury Park Regeneration
Together John Jones and the Park Theatre are two of the major driving forces around the exciting new cultural regeneration programme in Finsbury Park. To find out more about our plans to turn Finsbury Park into a creative hub please stop by on Saturday 20th of September and have a read of our regeneration pages here.