Craft Central move in to The Forge
We are pleased to announce that we have now concluded the letting of The Forge to Craft Central, a registered charity which has been supporting craftsmanship and craftspeople for 40 years, on a 20-year lease. Craft Central manage studio space and provide business support, promotional activities and exhibiting and selling opportunities for craftspeople of which there are over 700 in their network. We are excited to be welcoming them as our tenant as they move from Clerkenwell to their new home at the Forge.
This letting re-establishes our ethos of working with and protecting the charity community.
As part of their extensive fit out, Craft Central will be installing a free-standing birch wood structure which will increase the area of the building by 7,000 sq ft and provide self-contained studios, workspaces, meeting rooms and a large exhibition space. The goal behind the design of the installation was to make economic use of the internal space of the Forge whilst not compromising the historic character of the building and listed features.
We can’t wait to see the finished space and hope they enjoy it for many years to come!