Where We Work: The Tapestry, Liverpool
Each Thursday on Where We Work, we'll be taking a closer look at some of the best co-working spaces from across the North. This week, it's the Inspired Spaces North 2018 winner, Proactive Property's The Tapestry, Liverpool.
The rigorous judging process meant that a shortlist of 22 co-working spaces were shortlisted before a public vote took place, drawing in over 6,000 votes.
We asked Jason Abbot, the developer of the space, why The Tapestry was so inspiring...
"The Tapestry is an important building in the emerging Fabric District as it has captured the locals' imagination by showing what can happen in the area. The fit out has retained its industrial look and feel and has multi-use spaces with different characters.
"The amount of natural light that illuminates the open spaces, interjected with unusual break out areas, means that there are spaces for working, creating, performing or thinking."
Where is it?
Liverpool’s Fabric District, 68-76 Kempston Street, L3 8HL
How big is it?
Totalling 25,000 sq ft space, the creative hub of The Tapestry houses 24 different workspaces with four indoor event spaces and one outdoor event space.
What happens there?
The Tapestry is a focal point and hub that is acting as a catalyst for the regeneration of the Fabric District in Liverpool. The studio space has attracted multiple communities, specialising in fashion and crafts, entertainment and photography. The gallery space has been used by many artists to showcase their work.
Who works there?
There are currently 54 people working there. The creative collaborators housed there include MD Productions, Scale Liverpool, The Fashion Hub, DoES Liverpool, Sample Beauty, and No Face Tattoos.
The Inspired Spaces North initiative
The Inspired Spaces North initiative is the annual search for the region's most inspiring workspaces, held in association with Active Profile and Prolific North.
A lengthy judging session considered numerous high quality entries from Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Knutsford, Newcastle, Blackburn, Wetherby, Salford and Wirral.
After the 22-long shortlist was drawn up, the competition was opened up to a public vote and The Tapestry was voted the best. You can see which workplaces ranked in the top 10 in the 2018 competition here.