MARKFIELD ROAD | TOTTENHAM | LONDON | UK
£300k - 500k
Completed September 2017
TEN87 provide affordable, creative workspace and specialised recording environments for music and sound professionals.
The design focuses on creating different areas in which artists can inhabit, work and collaborate with a ‘light touch’ industrial aesthetic that reinforces the TEN87 brand. On top of a new mezzanine structure semi-enclosed plywood ‘huts’ maximise the space in between the existing low metal trusses and provide privacy for meetings and focused desk work. The design incorporates a 400 person acoustically isolated event venue and a microbrewery. A creative yet simple lighting design seeks to tame the large vaulted warehouse space around the pods so that it becomes a useful, desirable area to break out into.
One of the design outcomes was to use the shape of the pods to form an internal street of tessellating rooms which is both space efficient and encourages informal collaboration between tenants. Close liaison with the client and collaboration with the acoustics consultants through a series of design workshops was crucial to ensuring that the specially designed recording pods meet with the tenants specific needs; whilst allowing replicability and economies of scale for future expansion on different sites. We worked closely with the client from feasibility stage all the way through to completion, providing flexible technical support on site during the build.