Fabric Floor is a fashion and textiles space in Brixton, developed, built and run by Assemble as part of our workspace network.
The studios are designed to support a range of practitioners from different backgrounds and at different stages in their development and is situated at International House in Brixton, a building managed by 3Space and supported by Lambeth Council.
The 8th floor of the former council offices were converted into studios by Assemble in 2019 through a series of simple moves.
The suspended ceiling was removed, exposing the 1970s waffle slab and creating more generous spaces; timber boards were laid in place of carpet tiles to make more a robust floor finish; and new partitions, finished in a white plaster skim, were introduced to create a series of shared and private studios spaces, arranged to take advantage of the ribbon windows that run around all four facades of the building.
Within the open plan studio area and workshop spaces sit new bespoke timber work desks and layout tables, designed and built with Sugarhouse Studios tenants.
In common with all of Assemble’s workspace projects, Fabric Floor is based around core of common facilities that enable and support co-working and collaboration.
All tenants have 24/7 shared access to a classroom, kitchenette and maintained fashion and textiles workshop with communal machinery and work tables. Assemble's aim is for the studios to become a local resource with an offer that extends beyond the provision of space.
Fabric Floor hosts tenant-led public workshops and classes in the classroom as well as exhibitions and open studios, supporting tenants who demonstrate a commitment to providing opportunities for local residents and businesses.
The capital build element of Fabric Floor was funded by Lambeth Council, through the South London Innovation Corridor initiative.
If you’d like to apply for a space at Fabric Floor please refer to the workspace page on our website.