Case study:

Green Sand Foundry, Leeds

The Green Sand Foundry is the new Leeds home to SpaceInvader & Ralph Capper, a creative hub designed to actively bring together interior designers, technicians, furniture designers and consultants to collaborate within one space.

The Green Sand Foundry is a Grade II listed building which dates back to 1795, designed and built by the partnership of Matthew Murray and James Fenton to form, amongst other buildings, The Round Foundry.

The context of the building within the Round Foundry community is very special - It is a unique and interesting building, important to the Leeds post-industrial landscape.

The culture, vibrancy and diversity of the area has been reflected within the concept for the Green Sand Foundry; there is an open-door policy which is fundamental to creating a dynamic, energetic and creative workspace which actively encourages a melting pot of people and ideas to come together to work & create.

This is a truly unique proposition – a studio environment designed to foster collaboration across a wider network of colleagues, clients, suppliers, consultants and other designers & architects involved within the construction industry. It is, in essence, a CoWorking community space but without the need for paid memberships and fixed subscriptions.

The large, open and flexible ground floor space benefits from a double height volume, boasting original features of exposed brick and oak beams. The space is rich in character and offers the perfect backdrop to drop in a selection of work settings.

The 1st & 2nd floors accommodate a series of cellular rooms and smaller studio settings. This balance perfectly captures the requirements of a modern day workplace, with the ability to incorporate social and collaborative areas at the heart of the studio in addition to quiet and focused settings upstairs.

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