Spaces

HIRING A SPACE – If you’d like to rent a studio, use the workshop or hire out a space, please enquire for prices and more at hello@hwunderground.co.uk

SHOP – Until 2017 Stour Space operated a ‘SHOP’ in it’s premises selling the work of over 300 local artists generating economic and marketing support and representation. The SHOP was forced to close through the impact of local developments and since then there has been no similar support. Building on our past experience and longstanding connections with the arts community the shop in this premises will continue to support recovery from covid over the next year.

The current commission charge for sales is set at 30%.

Main hall at HWU

Small studios (main hall)

This area is designed to provide open plan work spaces which can be visible to the public, providing space for makers to showcase their practice as well as providing direct access to sales of their products.

Sizes and infrastructure are flexible – let us know what you need and we’ll try to accommodate it.

Residents will further be supported to give workshops through regular ‘training days’ where social distancing supports this and will be trained in how to manage this to build their capacity.

Back studios

Private studio rooms with full access to the shop, workshop, printmaking studio, washout area and more. (some sessions need to be booked separately).

Workshop

An on site fully equipped open access workshop. Please enquire about specific times & needs.

Printmaking

A3-A2 paper and fabric screens to rent or buy. A2 Paper and fabric print beds available to book. Exposure unit for up to A2 screens . Large wash out booth with back light. Table top DIY print beds. Large cutting area. A2 guillotine. Squeegees, inks, binders, all available on site.

Classroom

Classroom (+300sqft) will be a clean, flexible space which will be used primarily as an education space and civic classroom. 

MA students year 1 and 2 – Design for Cultural Commons (London Metropolitan University) will operate from this site including direct support via a bursary to two students who will work alongside the organisation in a paid position and producing real time monitoring research. A program of civic education will operate from November in partnerships with Civic State, School for Civic Action, London Met, Design Museum and the Tate Exchange and Innovate UK.

The room will be fitted out with projectors, audiovisual and photographic equipment to facilitate lectures, workshops and training space available on free or favourable terms. 

Users will also have access to:

  • Podcast studio
  • Photographic studio for resident product marketing
  • Meeting space (in line with social distancing)
  • Operational space to support management of premises

Forecourt

The forecourt can be used as flexible space for markets, food provision and expanded public space to support social distancing. Currently discussions are being had with a mobile package free grocery store which through much consultation is something highly requested by the community.

Future partnerships are currently in development for modular buildings to support sustainability programs, training and interim use workspace as the needs of the area change with plans to relocate these locally in the future.

Collaborations with Wick CNC, a local partner company developed with Hackney Council and the GLA will be used to manufacture these building, employing local people and supporting a local circular economy.

Digital Studio

A fully operational digital studio.
2 on site videographers/photographers providing all your digital content needs.
Photoshoot, Video content, studio rental, photo/video editing & grading and much much more.
Enquire about any questions.

DoH

A locally run cafe that hopes to support the community and each one of its members with hot coffee, fresh bread, delicious sandwiches, hand-picked veg boxes, and an array of local products. But the people are Doh’s priority. We hope that everyone always feels welcome to stop by just for a chat and leave with nothing but a smile (but always happy to provide a full tummy too!)