Granby Winter Garden
Granby Winter Garden is a unique resource for community building, creativity, cultural production and exchange: a place for neighbours to meet each other, to work and learn together, to welcome visitors and occasions.
Designed by Assemble, two traditional Victorian terraced houses have been refurbished to create a surprising new space behind an otherwise unchanged domestic facade. One house is a contemporary urban greenhouse with an elegant glazed roof, and planting to the whole height of the building from cellar to ceiling; with a potting shed and pond at the rear. The second house, linked by new openings through existing walls, provides rooms for community use and an artists residency studio.
We worked closely with Assemble on concept, programme and design, and securing the capital funding, and we are currently working with the Winter Garden Group to create an ambitious plan to host a programme of residencies across many different art-forms, with a focus on projects that support healing and wellbeing in the local community, and that create a springboard and platform for artists and creatives in L8.