The Artworks’ Elephant is a creative work hub with over 30 start-up businesses in repurposed shipping containers. Around the covered courtyard are restaurants, bars, cafes, a haberdashery shop, a yoga & osteopathy studio, an art gallery, a barbers, a library & many more creative businesses. Regular weekly events include a Saturday marketplace, workshops, classes and live DJs.
The temporary facility, situated on Elephant Park, is a joint venture between Lend Lease and Stow Projects, and is designed to bring life and activity to the area during its redevelopment and to act as an ‘incubator’ for entrepreneurs. Many of the retailers and businesses that have joined the Artworks are expected to eventually take permanent space in the retail units on the completed Elephant Park.
The recycled shipping containers have all been refurbished into innovative spaces to suit a range of different occupiers.