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POPLAR WORKS

November 19th, 2019

Following the successful handover and completion of the Main Building at Poplar Works, East London’s new home for fashion and creativity, we are proud to showcase some of our latest photos. Poplar Works is a home for anyone working in fashion: designers, makers, jewellery, experienced business owners, and first year start-ups. It’s a home for everyone interested in making fashion. Please visit www.poplarworks.co.uk for more information.

We are delighted to announce that we have been successful for 3 Lots within the SEC Internal & External Framework.

Lot 1a: Major Refurbishment under £1m

Lot 3: Windows and Doors

Lot 5: Electrical Services

We are very much looking forward to the next 4 Years working alongside the SEC and its members.

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING

October 9th, 2019

We are supporting Macmillan Cancer Support and everything they do to help those affected by cancer. Our annual coffee morning was a great success, raising funds for a very important cause. Thank you to all our staff who got involved for the fourth year running!

SPORTING MEMORIES

June 28th, 2019

We were proud to support Sporting Memories and Sussex Cricket Foundation by funding the hiring of the Polegate Community Centre for 40 weeks so that older sports fans can get together to talk sport, promoting physical and mental well-being through reminiscing.

Sport is used to try and combat loneliness and isolation, giving those joining in the change to make new friends.

When our works have completed at Joan Hughes Court, it is hoped that the group will be brought to the communal lounge area.

 

 

 

Poplar Works opened its doors to the public on Saturday 8th June. Tours were organised to give local residents, potential end users and funders the opportunity to look around the soon-to-open fashion hub for the first time. Around 45 local people and businesses visited throughout the day to see some of the low cost business units, the manufacturing hall and various training spaces.

Poplar Works is a partnership project between Poplar HARCA, London College of Fashion, UAL and The Trampery. The affordable low cost workspaces and free training programmes have been designed to create a new fashion education hub and to bring fashion back to its home in the East End.