A new community garden, cafe, and club for North East London.
Beep Studio is proud to have been involved with this vibrant garden, which hosts community events ranging from film screenings to talks and live music. Everybody is welcome - especially volunteers who want to get earth under their fingernails!
At Grow Tottenham, the Studio successfully enabled the conversion of a disused warehouse into 10 artists studios and a 300 capacity sound-proof nightclub, with bar, kitchen & cafe and supporting services augmenting a two acre community garden. By focusing our work on creating a base provision of spaces whilst considering a developed vision for the masterplan, the Grow community has been able to populate and enhance the site over its 2-year running period. The results of this strategy are impressive, with a 2-storey greenhouse added to the front of building in winter 2018, and a second geodesic glasshouse emerging in early 2019. The site has also been enhanced by the integration of Hale Arts Exchange, a record shop, a 50 seat restaurant and much more!
The 'GROW' model is a mobile garden, designed to adapt to 'meanwhile use' sites as they become available. Tottenham is Its third home following the successful 'Grow Elephant' on New Kent Road, and features a large public social area, a 'members-only' garden where volunteers grow fruit and veg, a wildflower meadow, kitchen garden, cafe, greenhouse and training facilities.
"We’ve been working hard to turn an old mechanics garage into a cafe, bar, studios & club, and building our community garden around it. It’s a really exciting space and hopefully a lot of good things will happen here over the next couple of years.
We're looking for people who’d like to help programme and organise events, so sign up to our newsletter at www.growtottenham.org or call down to the garden for a chat any Thursday or Friday”
— Grow Tottenham
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