Building BloQs — Meridian Water, London

Client
London Borough of Enfield / Building BloQs

Collaborators
Arup / Stace

Plans by 5th Studio for a major new makerspace at Meridian Water, providing affordable workspace for hundreds of workers, have been approved by LB Enfield planning committee.

Building BloQs is one of Enfield Council’s key partners on Meridian Water and will play a major role in providing creative manufacturing workshop space while the development is being constructed and beyond.

Building BloQs will move into a bespoke workshop facility which incorporates an existing vehicle testing building. Together the new facility will provide more than 30,000 square feet of manufacturing workshop space with capacity for more than 1,000 workers across five major departments - Engineering, Computer Numerical Control, Wood, Metal and a Fashion Studio.

Workers would have access to more than £1million worth of light industrial equipment as well as new skills training facilities, a waterside café, gardens, shop and event space easily accessible to Enfield residents.

The Building BloQs project is part of a series of interim projects that will play a significant role in supporting the regeneration of Meridian Water. It will play a key role in defining the character of the area through placemaking and bringing unused and underused sites into use ahead of advance of longer term regeneration and development plans.

Overview of the site on the Eastern bank of Meridian Water – aerial view © Enfield Council

Illustrative view of the riverside yard and the cafe wing

Proposed interior view of the existing VOSA building looking towards the link building

Existing view from the towpath of the former VOSA testing facility

Existing view of the interior of the former VOSA testing facility

Proposed interior view of the extension building

Illustrative view of the proposed new extension from the service yard

“Building BloQs and Enfield Council have today reached a truly exciting moment in our project to make affordable, manufacturing workspace available in Enfield. We trust that our robust planning application will carry the day, the granting of which will fire the starting pistol on the building of a truly remarkable facility.”

Al Parra from Building BloQs

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