The Lillie Square and New London Embassy projects have developed a relationship with an award-winning social enterprise called Goldfinger Factory.
The factory is “an award-winning design, build and teaching platform centred around upcycling that creates bespoke furniture and interiors, whilst helping artisans and artisans-in-the-making become self-sustaining through craft and in turn saving materials from landfill”.
Excess timber which would have otherwise been sent off site for chipping was sent to their factory under Trellick Tower in Kensal Green to be turned into furniture. The factory combines a furniture showroom and a café space on one floor and a woodworking workshop and teaching academy underneath.
Goldfinger Factory empowers communities to transform lives through craftsmanship and design. They provide skills training and assist people in gaining or returning to employment as well as offering designers, makers and craftspeople a platform to develop and sell bespoke furniture and interiors.
By sending unused materials to Goldfinger Factory, this supports the mission of the organisation to provide skills and training and reduces the waste generated on the projects.
Entry submitted by Sir Robert McAlpine
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