Studios, co-working, and workspace

Craft Central has been running studios and shared workspaces for nearly 40 years and has a very good idea of what creative businesses need. We have housed jewellers, ceramicists, digital designers, costumiers, interior designers, watch repairers, weavers and textile designers, musical instrument makers, creative start ups and many more.


The Forge provides for a range of studios sizes from 83 to 334 sqft and we’ve created them to be as flexible as possible.  Some are designed for individuals but most can be easily shared by a group of makers or creative start-ups looking for space to grow.

All studios have windows onto the communal areas and are fitted out to a high specification.  The build includes acoustic insulation between the walls, good lighting and plenty of power sockets.

There is excellent natural light throughout The Forge.

The building is within a gated residential community with on-site security.  For peace of mind there is an access control system on the doors and out of hours the building will automatically alarm. 

Within the communal space there will be a fully equipped kitchen, café benches, tables, co-working areas, and meeting rooms.

The building will be professionally cleaned and maintained to a high standard.

There will be plenty of opportunities to take part in open studios and other events.

The Forge benefits from excellent transport with Mudchute DLR station five minutes away.

Shared workspace

We will continue to offer shared workspace with benches and storage for makers who want somewhere to work occasionally but not commit to a full time studio.

Co-working desks

We are also providing individual co-working desks in the common areas which can be hired by the month at very reasonable price. Each desk will have a desk light and power points, some storage and access to the common services in the building. These desks will be attractive to anyone who wants somewhere to work in a lively and creative environment with no need to buy endless cups of coffee.