The Hothouse provides a space for artists and the community to come together to nurture the creative seeds of a dynamic urban life. Opened on 8 May 2003 by the Rt Hon Paul Boateng MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, the Hothouse is Free Form's new centre for regeneration through the arts and creative industries. The building, designed by Ash Sakula Architects, has transformed a derelict and contaminated brownfield site and adjacent railway arches into a vibrant creative cluster of artists and designers. Hothouse is located in London Fields, close to the site of the eighteenth century Loddiges Nurseries which housed the "largest hothouses in the world". Where Loddiges nurtured exotic plants, Free Form at the Hothouse is nurturing the seeds of creativity. The Hothouse combines all Free Form's programmes, an events and exhibition space, IT training and design facility and artists studios. Hothouse provides a cluster of creative activity meeting a demand for affordable workspace, access to networks, training and shared resources.

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274 Richmond Road
E8 3QW
+44 (0)20 7249 3394

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