CLT is excited to announce Mainyard Studios will take on space at Wallis Road to provide affordable workspace to artists and creatives.
This represents a substantial step towards the Trust’s goal of securing 1000 affordable workspaces for London’s artists and makers – making space for art.
After a competitive tender process with seven shortlisted applications, we are delighted to announce Mainyard Studios has been selected to take on the lease for Creative Land Trust’s Wallis Road site, a total of over 20,000 square feet.
Mainyard Studios is a Hackney-based studio provider with a history of provision of affordable workspace across London. The organisation was selected because of its dedication and proven track record towards the support of makers and creatives in the Hackney Wick area. Their spaces will comprise of a range of types and sizes of studios for varying tenant requirements, shared facilities, and a public facing café with an events space.
Mainyard Studios join Cell Studios & Projects in the neighbouring units, which will offer space to the local artistic community, including visual artists working with painting, sculpture, moving image, performance, and photography.
Having recently announced the acquisition of 33,000 square feet of ground and lower ground floor space that forms part of a new mixed-use development in the heart of Hackney Wick, Creative Land Trust is now working with studio providers committed to equality, diversity, sustainability, supporting artists in developing their practices and ensuring the creative community can thrive.
Yves Blais, Creative Land Trust:
“We are so delighted that Mainyard Studios will take on space at our Wallis Road site. This will further their offer of support to the Hackney Wick creative community from their site across the road. We are really looking forward to seeing the mix of maker and other creative tenants that Mainyard work with.”
Remi Landaz, Mainyard:
We are so excited about taking those new spaces in Curries House. Having been in Hackney Wick for the last 12 years as an operator, we saw the changes and the prices exploding. We’re really proud of working for CLT on this new project that will pretty much fix low rent for creative makers in the area and hopefully help them remain in the Hackney Wick.
Mainyard was founded in 2012 by two entrepreneurs, Remi Landaz and Victoria Bravery to provide great value workspace to creative business owners. The team is dedicated to helping the people of the Mainyard Studios spaces (Mainyarders) create, connect and thrive.
Cell Studios & Projects have been appointed to run the affordable workspace at Agate House in the Wallis Road development, after operating the property on this site before its redevelopment. Their presence will enable them to build on their long-standing relationship with the creative heritage and community in Hackney Wick.
Hackney Council is helping build a fairer, greener, and more inclusive economy for Hackney Wick. This includes, in collaboration with partners, putting planning rules in place to ensure that genuinely affordable workspace for existing small businesses is provided in new buildings as part of the Hackney Wick Central Masterplan. Stone Studios will represent a third of the affordable workspace that is being capped under these plans.