Creative studio spaces to suit every requirement.

Our spaces are light, bright, unique and provide a creative community led environment in which you can develop your business. We select buildings that are of interest architecturally and have interesting features and we match up the right perspective residents to the right building and space within it.

Our studio sizes range from compact single person spaces to large industrial warehouse style spaces suitable for small to medium sized companies. We always to to provide natural light, there’s always a communal kitchen and breakout space and a great community with which you can collaborate.

Mandarin Wharf

Our canal-side ‘warehouse style’ building located in Hackney. Mandarin Wharf has a large double kitchen, bookable meeting area and stunning canal side views. A short walk from Haggerston station and a bus ride from Shoreditch and Hackney, the Mandarin Wharf studios are a great location for creative businesses to grow. Suitable for medium to large business

Rose Lipman Building

The iconic Rose Lipman building, located in the heart of the De Beauvoir Estate, Hackney and is home to a large community of creative organisations, a multipurpose hall and a bustling cafe. Since opening the doors in 2013, we have had over 150,000 people through the doors from the local community, all creative industries and all cultural backgrounds.

We believe East London is one of the most stimulating places to work, read more about our favourite parts of East London below…

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Studio 2
The Stables
Springfield Park , E5 9EF
387sqft / 36m2
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Studio 1
The Stables
Springfield Park , E5 9EF
296sqft / 27m2
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Studio 3
The Stables
Springfield Park , E5 9EF
366sqft / 34m2
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Studio 4
The Stables
Springfield Park , E5 9EF
581sqft / 54m2
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Studios

The Best of East London

It’s by design rather than by accident that all our creative buildings are located within the heart of East London. The renaissance of the East over the past twenty years has been nothing short of impressive. Well known for its myriad of converted warehouses, creative businesses and artists have long been at the forefront of the regeneration of the area.

East London and the Arts

Supported by its vibrant and engaged creative community East London has taken itself from a run-down and neglected area to London to become the fastest growing district in the capital. The creative industries have proven themselves to be a key element for within this regeneration, which is why Mill Co. have made the area our home since 2012.

In the UK the creative industries are described as an important economic driver of urban regeneration growing at twice the rate of the overall economy. A recent Centre for Economics and Business Research report for Arts Council England and National Museums Directors’ Council categorised ‘the regeneration effects of investment in the arts and culture’ in terms of economic, social and environmental outcomes. Although it admitted it was hard to measure it suggested that the creative industries can reverse industrial decline recommending that higher investment in the arts and culture might increase house prices. (Centre for Economics and Business Research, 2013, pp. 89-92). For this reason finding the right buildings and the right businesses to house within them, and giving back to the local communities that surround them, have become our passion!

De Beauvoir Town and Estate

Located in the heart of Haggerston, De Beauvoir town is a fabulously contrasting community of council blocks and early Victorian villas. Nestled within its centre lies the iconic Rose Lipman Building!

The history of the area is an interesting one. In 1821 William Rhodes secured a building lease for 150 acres from Reverend Peter de Beauvoir of Downham – which is where the town and Downham road get their names! He then went about building homes and subletting some parts of the neighbourhood to other builder until 1823 when a relative of the Reverend took back control. Although it was originally planned to be a purely residential area the 1930s saw a lot of the area zoned for industrial and business use.

The 1960s saw the making of the De Beauvoir Estate which provided much needed affordable housing. The ironic estate has been featured in lots of television and feature films including Top Boy, Rocks and I May Destroy You. As a place to live and work De Beauvoir is a wonderful mix of local shops, a huge range of cafes, restaurants and pubs.

Mill Co. took over the running of the Rose Lipman Building in 2012, and in keeping with our commitment to support the local communities and areas we are located in, we started a ‘payback’ scheme which sees our resident creative businesses giving back directly to the De Beauvoir community!