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A memorable location for a special occasion.
The Forge is a Grade II listed ironworks, one of the last surviving buildings from the great Victorian shipbuilding industry. It’s a fantastic and inspiring space, flooded with natural light and with superb acoustics. Heritage features include magnificent high windows, a soaring roof, exposed brickwork, steel girders and industrial fittings including two overhead cranes.
The architect designed recent conversion provides a 1000 sq ft, triple height exhibition/ events hall, 600 sq ft of bleacher seating which can also be used for displays, creative studios, workshops and meeting rooms. Hires of the exhibition/ events hall include moveable display units and bar, kitchen and café seating, off street parking and loading. It is outside the congestion charge.
Smaller meeting rooms in a range of sizes are also available,
The Forge is on the west side of the Isle of Dogs in East London, a historically rich area of traditional industry. Brunel’s Great Eastern was built across the road and its launch slipway is still visible on Napier Avenue. The Forge is close to the river, the Thames pathway and the foot tunnel to Greenwich. Transport is good; very close to Greenwich and Canary Wharf by the DLR and with frequent riverboat services to Central London and Greenwich, a superb way to travel.
About Craft Central
A registered charity that has been supporting craftsmanship and crafts people for over 40 years with studios, work spaces, galleries, events and exhibitions. We moved to the Isle of Dogs In September 2017 with the end of the leases on our premises in Clerkenwell.
“It is an exemplar of what can be achieved in a Listed building by good design and sympathy for the existing features. The conversion of the open lofty space without damaging the industrial inheritance is a remarkable triumph.” Chris Halliday, Estates Project Manager, Royal Museums Greenwich.
397-411 Westferry Road,
Venue Contact: Paul Donovan-Hart