The Silver Building

The Silver Building is an imposing concrete structure between the Royal Docks and Silvertown that provides London’s latest meanwhile space for creative enterprises, start-ups and local businesses.

Originally built in 1965 for British Oil and Cake Mills, the site was left derelict for over 20 years and has now been transformed to become a dramatic, short-term workspace for everyone from set and fashion designers to music producers. Our interventions include the creation of a new entrance with void to the reception and bar, a variety of studios suitable for one to 20 people, a large picture frame window inserted at mezzanine level with views into the maker-space below and future flexibility for potential roof terraces and photography studios.

Leading social entrepreneur Nick Hartwright is behind the scheme and the grand unveiling was during Spring 2018.

Photo Credit: Agnese Sanvito, Luke O’Donovan, Lewis Khan