the roof at netil houseAre you a creative? Do you think you know a thing or two about what would improve London? What would make a great edition to a communal space? Well look no further because you are about to be tested.

Netil House has a row of commercial shop front studio spaces about to be offered out to lucky talented creatives.

Creative Network Partners are behind this as well as East London’s creative community. They have over 150 creative studios across two sites - Hackney Downs Studios & Netil House

Now that they have successfully changed Hackney Downs Studios from a redundant printworks into a destination for the East London zeitgeist they are moving onto Amhurst Terrace opposite The Russet Cafe.

The shop fronts being made here will form a gateway to the site and be representative of the creatives housed within. The spaces will be full time retail and workshop units with Mondrian style glass patchwork frontages and perfectly suited to any businesses that require a public facing facility. The shop fronts open out onto the car park, which is gradually morphing into a courtyard/public square and is already a hub for the community within as a place where people can meet, relax and participate.

Creative Network Partners are now looking for proposals to fill the spaces, particularly the following: a hair salon, tattooists, artists materials store, bicycle shop, ticket & record shop, dressmakers, tailors, printshop.

Interested? Here is the nitty gritty

Shop fronts in detail

6 Units available or around 300 sqft, with enough space to put in some higher-level storage, and mezzanine displays.

High ceilings, loads of natural light. Unique raw warehouse style space.

Secure, ground floor access. 24 hour access and option to open later in the evenings.

SQFT is dictated by our client, we are building these spaces off plan; they can be as big or small as you want.

Suitable for anyone wanting a forward facing aspect to his or her business. These units could be workshop/studio space or full time retail.

Could be shared between businesses or standalone.


Starting from £1000 per month however CNP are working with clients on these spaces. PCM rates depend on individual requirements. Discounts are available to those wishing to take on building works but clear proposals would need to be seen.


12 months with a 6 months break, clause. CNP do not credit check.

Move In

At earliest October 2012, in time for Christmas trade.

Image : the roof at Netil House