The Applied Works studio gets a makeover

Alongside a major overhaul of our website, we’ve recently finished refurbishing our Hoxton Square studio. We’re really pleased with the results and have settled in nicely since the work was finished.

A move next door

Between 2004 and 2014, we ran Applied Works from 5 Hoxton Square, now home to our new neighbours The Behaviouralist. For a short while we kept number 5 and used it as an R&D meeting space to support the new studio next door – the third floor of number 6. But, after a couple of years trudging up and down three flights of stairs, we decided to consolidate and rework the new studio to cater for our needs.

We’ve completely reconfigured the layout, built a new meeting room and installed a brand new kitchen, much better suited to regular team lunches. We’re also planning to continue to host events in the space, like the Spring Union Next Generation Inspired evening we co-curated with 100% Open last March. Bifold doors in the new meeting room allow the space to be opened up to suit different events. Our next event will be Kingston University’s Incubator project in April, run by course lecturer Zoë Bather. Incubator is a fascinating opportunity for students to pitch their ideas to industry thinkers, and we’re delighted to be taking part. More on that to follow…

All photos by Ben Blossom.