Contemporary urban living

Modern residential interiors designed to foster a sense of community.

The Makers, London

The Makers is a private residential development of 175 apartments and duplexes nestled between Shoreditch and the City, with a warm and welcoming interior design led by Woods Bagot. 

Project details

Developed in tandem with a school located on the same site, The Makers is a private residential development consisting of a 28-storey tower and an inter-connected low-rise block. The development draws on the local area’s rich history of craft to deliver interiors which are materially honest and rich.

The sensitive, modern design conceived by Avanti Architects ensures the building responds to its environment by referencing the surrounding warehouse typology, but reinventing it for contemporary residents.

The apartments and communal areas have been designed for modern living, while making the most of the architectural merits of the building.

The material palette takes inspiration from the 1920s – a stunning feature wall, terrazzo flooring, bespoke lighting, custom furniture and joinery, brass details and smoked oak chevron floors set the tone.

The simple palette of quality finishes provides the perfect canvas for residents, with local furniture makers offering inspiring finishing touches.

A generous provision of private communal facilities includes a screening room, two landscaped garden terraces, a gym, a treatment room, three lounges and storage for 335 bikes.

London, UK
Hackney Council & Londonewcastle
Jack Hobhouse

Photography by Jack Hobhouse

“Working with the Woods Bagot team not only delivered an award winning design for The Makers, but they also incorporated their expertise in residential development, operations and management. All of this focused on the experience for residents and guests as they use the building and this has made The Makers a market-leading residential development.”

Mike Sparrow, Programme Director for mixed use projects for the London Borough of Hackney