Our Architects and Principal Designers were appointed by the Client to provide designs for this innovative Fashion Hub project in Poplar.
The scheme involved the redevelopment of the existing garage buildings into a Fashion Business School, garment manufacturing, makery and business units with associated infrastructure, services connections and external decoration works.
Led by Poplar HARCA, in partnership with the GLA, the London College of Fashion: University of the Arts London and the creative space enterprise The Trampery. The scheme bring an authentic, accessible and ambitious industry to Tower Hamlets, reinvigorating the East End’s historic relationship with fashion and the wider creative industries.
The project uses the existing concrete structure of the garages, where possible, with new elements of the building, including an upper storey, created using steel and Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)
Some of the features include spaces for garment manufacturing, training, fashion technology, incubator, affordable studio space and commercial workspaces.
The designs for the project have successfully delivered spaces that encourage and facilitate integration and collaboration between the building users and the public and local residents.
The scheme was designed to be a Beacon Project; a positive new place that will provide local jobs, skills training and business opportunities.