Park Royal is one of the largest industrial estates in the UK, now housing over 250 studios of artists, makers, designers, photographers, film makers, and musicians in the Park Royal Design District. Many local creatives are already developing innovative solutions using the waste materials they find in the streets and skips of Park Royal – from turning abandoned tyres into furniture, discarded coffee cups into 3D print sculptures, old Levis into new fashion collections and leather offcuts into sandals.
In Park Royal, there are many interesting organisations and businesses finding interesting ways to cut waste, reuse and recycle, including Re-Made and POW Workshops in EX2, 41-43 Standard Road, NW10 6HF
Re-Made: Material exchange hub
Re-Made is a new material exchange hub, based in EX2 in Park Royal, connecting artists and makers with waste and surplus materials from local industries. Re-Made developed the idea to pilot a physical space where materials can be accessed safely and in response to the local needs and wants.
Working closely with local businesses, they collect donations of left over or unwanted materials and store them in our hub, offering a simple way for artists to access the materials they need.
Re-made has already supported Groundwork in their project to make planters and benches out of old pallets.
POW (Park Royal Open Workshop) is an open access workshop that provides aspiring and experienced makers, product designers, carpenters, model makers, furniture makers, engineers, artists, sculptors, and everyone in between, with an affordable and high quality space, equipment and learning to be able to ideate, innovate and create.
There workshop is open plan with over 50 professional tools and tech. There will be courses, membership and pay as you go options, get in touch with POW to find out more.
Their vision is simple “Give everyone the chance to make it.”
Both Re-made and POW is located in EX2 Park Royal, North West London and part of the Park Royal Design District, embedded within a rapidly growing community of artists and makers.
41 Standard Rd