HatHouse Topping-Out Ceremony

HatHouse Topping-Out Ceremony

Posted by Benedict Spry

The Fleet and YOU&ME designed refurbishment of an historic Hat Factory in Luton’s Hat District for Luton Culture with funding from SEMLEP has been offically ‘topped-out’in a ceremony attended by the Mayor of Luton, Councillor Naseem Ayub.

HatHouse, which is the sister project to HatWorks, encompasses the refurbishment of a handsome Edwardian purpose built hat factory into works spaces including an modern hat designer and manufacturer’s studio.  The basemen will house a food and beverage offer serving the wider Hat District.

The process has carefully stripped back the layers to uncover the original materials and structure.  Featured images show the repair works to the historical floor members and the sandblasting to used to uncover the previously concealed internal brickwork.


Fleet Architects