Eat Work Art Launches The Theatre Studios
Leading workspace provider, Eat Work Art, has expanded its Hackney Downs Studios site to offer 10 new workspaces to Hackney’s burgeoning creative community as part of an ongoing development plan.
We are delighted to announce the launch of Eat Work Art’s newest studio collection, 10 design led workspaces for the creative leaders of the future. The ambitious conversion of an old print factory has created ample space for creative businesses, varying in size from 200 to 1,100 sq. ft.
The Theatre Studios design details have been carefully thought out to feel inspiring and offer an environment conducive to modern ways of working. The adaptable workspaces, split across two levels, have been constructed to celebrate the original materials and features of the space including restored concrete floors and lofty high ceilings. All ten studios enjoy plentiful natural light from floor to ceiling windows and skylights with the welfare of its inhabitants very much the priority. The studio layout has been centralised around maximising outdoor spaces, with plans in future for landscaping in these areas to create a dwelling to relax and socialise in.
With working from home being the norm for many, people have had the opportunity to idealise their working environment and now seek home comforts in their workspace. Eat Work Art has softened the industrial feel of the spaces with earthy colour palettes and high-quality metal finishes throughout the shared spaces. We wanted to ensure that people felt that they had a safe place to work from that remains Covid-secure and meets their wellbeing needs.
Erika Joyce, Head of Operations at Eat Work Art comments: “In light of the past year the workplace is changing, fast. Eat Work Art seeks to cater to the evolving social and professional needs of those creative individuals at the core of this transformation. The future of the workspace is ready for a much more considered synergy between work and welfare. With a shared focus on work and wellbeing, Eat Work Art offers its residents an optimised work environment alongside on-site facilities, including a zero-waste store, fitness centre, cafes, barbers, restaurants and even a florist.
Now that we have further clarity from the Government on next steps, the creative industries are looking ahead to the future and want something more than just a workplace. The launch of these studios come at a time where dynamic businesses are looking for a more flexible physical workspace for their team that allows room for growth and adaptability.”
The pandemic has caused a shift in demand for more local places to work from to allow easier flexibility between working from home and studio. To support the large population of creatives in the Hackney area, the majority of our studios are prioritised for those based in the borough. We are proud to state that 80% of residents and staff across our two East London sites are living in the E8 postcode. Eat Work Art has also introduced initiatives to attract a local resident base and allow easier access including local referral schemes, increased bike racks and continued 24 hour front of house service.
Resident Curation Manager, Mel Ruben has noticed: “People are seeking much more flexibility with working from home and the office. Hackney is a hub for creative individuals and the need for local workspace has certainly strengthened our enquiries in 2021.”
The completion of the Theatre Studios is the first phase of an ongoing development in the Hanger Space, with further spaces in the pipeline to cater for the growing demand for local creative workspaces.
We might be able to find you the perfect space for your business, no matter how big or small. For our list of Available Studios in London click here.
If you’re looking for a studio space to rent, please contact the Resident Curation team on 020 3095 9724.