Temporary Workshop Closure...
We are very sorry to say that the Wallis Road building that has been our home since 2008 was sold recently & we have been told unexpectedly that we need to vacate by the end of the month.
We have a license to occupy our workshop until September but the building was sold by Groveworld/Cell Projects at auction in April with vacant possession & the new owners, Telford Homes, are not prepared to let existing tenants remain until their licenses expire.
After nearly 10 years of occupation this premarture departure means that we won't have a place to fabricate our products until we find a new home.
Current orders will be fulfilled & despatched but unfortunately delivery dates for customer enquiries or new orders will have to be put on hold for the time being until we've found a new workshop - we expect this will be weeks rather than months but makers' space in London is like gold dust.
The planned 80-84 Wallis Road development has been in the spotlight before as it forms part of the Olympic regeneration zone & planning policy managed by the London Legacy Developement Corporation has come under scrutiny because this particular site is being redeveloped in to residential displacing the existing artisan & small business community.
The LLDC have been made aware of our plight but as things stand we are homeless at the end of the month without any compensation or alternative space being offered, which is very disappointing for all of the people affected by this situation.
We'll obvioulsy keep everyone up to date with our progress & hope that normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.