Crown House Creative
client: Merton Council, budget: £35k, contractor: McElligott Building Ltd. & self-build
Crown House creative is Morden’s first open access performance and exhibition space located in the former HSBC branch on London Road. The project is part of Merton Council’s wider efforts to regenerate Morden Town Centre and will run in parallel with an ambitious high street regeneration project.
Our design for the space has created an open plan multi-use creative space and cafe with adjacent vault and back offices for installation projects. Straw bale seating, suspended lights, cable drum tables and mobile bookshelves create an informal interior in front of the backdrop of the 1960s concrete frame building.
The Blue Mountain Cafe – serves coffee and food from their resident pop-up venture. A programme of events and exhibitions animates the space and introduces a completely new type of clientele to the high street whilst giving emerging creatives a stage for experimentation, exposition and critical reflection. The exhibitions featured work by Rachel Akerman, Sebastian Bayo, Curtis Benjamin, Light Dojo, Hannah Fitzsimmons, Jazz Grant Soboye, Kobe Ikram, Stella Isaac, Anna Mill, Ella Kasperowicz, Henrietta O’Conner, Irene Taptas.
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