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Cre8 Arc

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Cre8 Arc

Cre8 Arc

London Coaching Foundation (Cre8 Arc) By London Coaching Foundation (Cre8 Arc)

We're creating London's first Eco Ship! It's a sustainably designed permaculture garden and out buildings, built by the community for the community.

Hackney Idea stage

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Made from 90% recycled and reused material sourced from the Olympic Park and surrounding areas Cre8 is building a passive, off-grid Eco Ship. It is a self build using a volunteer work force, mentored by experts in sustainable design.

Our experts will share skills and knowledge that can be used by volunteers to replicate this community building template. When complete it will be a benchmark model of eco living and self building. The Arc will be used by the public all year round as a show case for environmentalism, permaculture, self builds and volunteering.

We need volunteers, commercial partners and sponsors whose aims and objectives are aligned to the sustainable design movement. We have 20% of the funds we need so far but still need more. Balfour Beatty will be running an apprentice programme training young people in eco construction. So, get involved and learn how to build your own eco house. Building has already started!

What we'll deliver:

  • Skill sharing
  • Fit windows and learn about the latest sustainable build techniques
  • Build an earth sheltered pavillion
  • Build an Eco Lodge
  • Ground works
  • Help build the Eco Ship with the project manager and engineer
  • Landscape
  • Paint and build raised beds

Why it's a great idea:

Do you want to learn how to build your own environmentally home?

Become part of London's first off grid passive house called Cre8 Community Hub.

Built by the community, for the community, the Eco Hub will become a template for innovation in sustainable design and community engagement.

Our mission is to guide a local volunteer network through the build by imparting skills and knowledge relating to sustainable development. When it is built, the local community will be invited to manage and curate the garden. Workshops will be also be delivered by eco experts.

We will use recycled, reclaimed and reusable materials. The aim is to create a Zero energy environment for every one to enjoy all year round!

Your help is key to our success!

With your help we can continue on the road to building a truly innovative and community-led beacon to sustainable design.

Steps to get it done:

  • We have funding but need more! We need your help to get the Eco Ship built and funded!

The aim of the project is to use the latest techniques in sustainable urban design. Through skill sharing and co-operative building the Cre8 Community Hub will become a template for sustainable design and community engagement.


Location Hackney

About the space

Derelict space at the back of the Cre8 Life Style Centre


London Borough of Hackney

How will the money be spent?Total £351,879

Sleepers and wood, steel, engineering support - £152,000 (43%)
Decking, lighting and steel - £80,000 (23%)
Equipment hire and PPE - £30,000 (9%)
Equipment Hire - £20,000 (6%)
Architect - £16,000 (5%)
Architects, professional fees - £10,000 (3%)
Groundworks - £10,000 (3%)
Professional fees: architect and site manager - £7,500 (2%)
Decking and other materials - £5,000 (1%)
Community engagement officer - £5,000 (1%)
Other - £16,379 (5%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Sleepers and wood, steel, engineering support
Decking, lighting and steel
Equipment hire and PPE
Equipment Hire
Architects, professional fees
Professional fees: architect and site manager
Decking and other materials
Community engagement officer
Other Read More
  • Project gardening costs: plants, tools etc.
  • Haulage
  • Commissioning public art
  • Groundworks
  • Site Survey
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £351,879

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.

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