61 Mare Street Co-Working Space

Client: Fleet with The Five Points Brewery

Location: Hackney

Area: 800 sqm

Value: £100,000

Procurement: Self build

Working with long time friends and collaborators, The Five Points Brewery, Fleet have taken over the meanwhile use of a formerly derelict Warehouse in Hackney.

The building now houses the head offices of both Fleet and the Brewery along with a third area developed to be used as a co-working space but is now home to the anti food waste campaigning charity, Feedback.

Hackney Council granted the Five Points Brewery an interim licence to use the redundant tool hire warehouse to house the storage needs of the growing operation. Fleet were invited to partner with the brewery to redevelop the space on a shoe-string budget to provide the new works spaces.

The Fleet design, with only a shoe-string budget necessitated by the interim use, employed reclaimed materials including carpets and concrete panels alongside a wide range of space specific ply furniture clad with coloured desktop linoleum.

The resulting fit-out has created three pleasant yet utilitarian work spaces which house the three businesses based on the site. In addition to the offices, Fleet created meeting spaces with recycled Marcel Breuer furniture and a large canteen space which serves a meeting space in the day, a dining room at lunch and an event and performance space in the evening.

The canteen space is currently the home of a ceramic sculpture created by award winning artist Matthew Raw.

Fleet Architects