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Re-Boxed studios

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Re-Boxed studios

Re-boxed Barnet By Re-boxed Barnet

Help us to build an eco friendly creative space on old disused land using up-cycled shipping containers. Including a community container that will hold youth clubs and skills development workshops.

Southwark Idea stage

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Our aim is to take old and disused land in Barnet from which we shall create a community space utilising up-cycled, environmentally friendly, shipping containers. The funding will help to; • Repurpose disused land providing a new and inspiring creative hub for the local community. • Convert the containers in to sound proof music studios, edit suites, art studios and office spaces which will provide secure creative and working spaces for the local community. • Clean and regenerate the land, adding gravel and planters to improve the aesthetic of the site and providing a clean and enjoyable area for the community. • Provide a location for a local catering business to thrive. • Provide free weekly youth clubs and workshops to help develop and grow the talent of young adults.

What we'll deliver:

  • Free music and arts workshops for the local community
  • Paid and volunteer work opportunities
  • Repurpose disused land
  • Provide a creative space for the community
  • An opportunity for locals to showcase their talent and collaborate
  • An opportunity for a local catering business to grow

Why it's a great idea:

In recent years we have noticed a trend of using shipping containers to create amazing and unique spaces for local communities and businesses. Boxpark, Pop Brixton and Village Underground have taken this idea and have boosted the local economy, provided jobs & education, offered a space for the community and improved the image of the area, we hope to replicate this in Barnet with our project Re-boxed. By taking currently disused and unsightly land in Barnet and repurposing into a presentable creative hub for the community we are sure to provide jobs and education and a boost to the local economy. With arts funding for schools cut so drastically in the last decade opportunities for children and young adults in the arts are almost non existent in schools. We aim to counter this by providing an opportunity for disadvantage youths in the area to get hands on in a music or art studio and have fun creating.

Steps to get it done:

  • Source shipping containers in a habitable condition
  • Landscape the site ready for containers
  • Fit out containers with acoustic walls, carpets and boot rooms
  • Purchase equipment for community hub such as iMac, keyboard, guitar, speakers, games console, vending machine and a sofa
  • Open the site to the public and begin workshops and youth clubs


Location Southwark

About the space

Wingfield Mews, London, SE15


London Borough of Barnet

How will the money be spent?Total £82,948

Shipping Containers - £18,108 (22%)
Ply Lined & Thermal Insulation - £13,860 (17%)
Acoustic Wall Insulation - £8,315 (10%)
Electrics (Consumer unit, lights, sockets and external hook up) - £5,676 (7%)
Container Delivery - £4,400 (5%)
Toilet Block (Male & Female) - £3,300 (4%)
Ventilation Fans - £2,676 (3%)
Advertising & PR - £2,000 (2%)
Carpet Tiles - £1,908 (2%)
Vending Machine + Stock - £1,500 (2%)
Other - £21,205 (26%)

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.

Shipping Containers
Ply Lined & Thermal Insulation
Acoustic Wall Insulation
Electrics (Consumer unit, lights, sockets and external hook up)
Container Delivery
Toilet Block (Male & Female)
Ventilation Fans
Advertising & PR
Carpet Tiles
Vending Machine + Stock
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • Acoustic Wall Covering [Fabric]
  • iMac
  • Internal Wall [Ply]
  • CCTV System
  • CDJ's
  • Mini Fridges
  • Water Tight Door Seals
  • Acoustic Wall Framework
  • VAT
  • 'A' Frame Picnic Tables
  • Fixings
  • Plants & Trees
  • Gravel
  • Speakers & Audio Interface
  • Microphone
  • Keyboard
  • Fire Alarms & Extinguishers
  • Internal Wall [Stud Work]
  • Internal Door [Inc. Ironmongery]
  • Guitar & Amp
  • Sofa
  • TV
  • Retro Gaming Console

Total £82,948

Our Volunteer List

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