The Trampery, Old Street
The Trampery, Old Street is a melting pot of co-working creativity. It has been described as ‘English country house meets gallery meets laboratory meets members club’ - and it’s hard to disagree.
One of the Trampery’s key philosophies is creating a home away from home where individuals can flourish in an inspiring environment. A fusion of creativity, collaboration and comfort.
Set in the midst of the creative hub that is East London, the Trampery Old Street, established in 2009, is the flagship venue in a portfolio of eight co-working and events spaces – four of which are in London.
Other sites in London include East India Dock, Hackney Wick and the Traveltech Lab – a dedicated workspace for start-ups operating in the travel and technology sector. Each location is entirely unique in terms of focus, facilities and aesthetic – all of which are fine-tuned to reflect and compliment the creative communities and sectors that each venue caters for.
The Trampery, Old Street, has a series of meeting rooms, desk spaces and an impressive large ‘ballroom’ to cater for the part and fulltime members and giving them the creative freedom and environment in which to thrive. “Since launching Shoreditch’s first co-working space in 2009 we have opened eight buildings and, while no two have been the same, each has been designed primarily to stimulate creativity,” Trampery founder, Charles Armstrong, told IPSE.
“We put great thought into the floor plans and into the interiors, which feature antique and mid-century furniture, contemporary art and plenty of greenery. The atmosphere this cultivates in each space is warm, inviting and inclusive.
“The Trampery is more than a desk in a shared office. Through human-centered design, creative workspaces and meaningful partnerships we foster a culture where innovators and entrepreneurs are fully supported in their efforts to create change.
“What is equally important is the quality of experience. The fact we are a social enterprise means we can focus on providing quality environments and positive impacts on our members’ businesses rather than prioritising profit.”
Andy Thorburn, Marketing Executive at Hallway and Trampery member, told IPSE, in the laid-back, sun-drenched communal Drawing Room overlooking thriving Old Street: “It’s a managed office, and there’s a lot of perks that come with that. Regarding the spaces, the meeting rooms; they’re really good. We looked at numerous other co-working spaces, but this one stuck out. The staff are incredible.
“I think the key benefits of being in this coworking space has been access to freelancers. Being surrounded by that gives a good environment – we help each other out loads which is beneficial. Whenever we’re stuck with a problem or whenever someone else is stuck with a problem we can just ask each other and nine times out of ten we solve it without having to spend hours searching online. Somebody always knows the answer here which is great.”
For more information on membership, which starts from £120, and events visit www.thetrampery.com