Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford
- Date:July 14, 2023
About This Office Space
The Trampery on the Gantry is a joyous experiment in utilising open space to provide low-cost studios for local creative businesses. In collaboration with Here East and architects Hawkins\Brown, the massive steel structure at the back of the Broadcast Centre from the 2012 Olympics has been repurposed to create 21 freestanding studios with 10,000 square feet of space.
Each studio is constructed from modular timber components manufactured with a computerised fabrication process. This approach permits a wide range of designs with a mix of single-storey and duplex units. The exterior of each studio has been given an individual decorative treatment that pays homage to Hackney Wick pioneers and industries from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Each studio is fully insulated with plenty of natural light, a sink, electric heating and an outside area with spectacular views over Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the River Lea. At the heart of the complex is the Gantry Village Hall, providing a shared lounge for studio members and open-plan desks on the upper floor.