The Remakery is a co-operative workshop space that diverts valuable waste materials away from landfill and supports our local community in increasing their skills, confidence and employment opportunities. How it works – we provide workspace and access to materials and tools. Remakers – local residents, makers, artists and businesses – then use them to create products, art and enterprises. Any profit in our business is recycled to subsidise Remakery membership and social programmes for those at a disadvantage in our community. We are a Society for the Benefit of the Community, a form of co-operative. We aim to be transparent and honest in how we do things and make ethically-based decisions.
Hundreds of fantastic people and organisations have helped the Remakery to get this far; site volunteers, hosts, shareholders, trusts, volunteer directors, pro-bono advisers, material suppliers and like-minded individuals. The space opened with input from these dedicated individuals and supportive organisations, working with a common goal on this highly ambitious community self-build project.
If you are interested in getting involved come and chat to us, find out more information and opportunities, and get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that we can’t accept unsolicited donations of materials.
A former underground car park, the Remakery is a 1,000m² space situated between north Brixton and Camberwell. Architecture for Humanity London came on board in 2011 to develop the Remakery workspace. Planning permission was awarded in summer 2012, when we also won a design award at Design Like You Give a Damn, and construction work concluded in winter 2015/16.
We were awarded £100,000 of capital funding through a public vote in Lambeth Council’s Your Choice scheme. We have also been allocated generous funding from the Tudor Trust as well as the City Bridge Trust.
Find out more about what we do in this episode of Al Jazeera’s programme Earthrise, filmed at the Remakery in summer 2013.