It was proposed to transform a former commercial laundry situated near London Fields in Hackney into a mixed use ‘creative hub’, showcasing the very best in music, art and performance.
Our client and his business partner Ed O'Brien of the band Radiohead, had an ambition for the building which was to facilitate great art, whether music, drama, fashion, fine art, photography or any of the creative disciplines.
We proposed the robust concrete framed building be adapted to create workspaces and studios. A basement events space provides a showcase for the work created within, through exhibitions, plays, films, live music, recorded music and dance. A high profile restaurant is providing a bar and restaurant for both the creative community and the local area.
The scheme proposed eight new build rooftop apartments, to be made available to companies and individuals using The Laundry. Communal roof terraces include a garden allotment with the intention that seasonal produce will be served in the building’s restaurants.
The building achieved planning permission in November 2012.