• W O R K S H O P

  • about us

    "Architecture depends on... mess" Jeremy Till

    By connecting the dots 'mesh' forms strong, inclusive, meaningful stories through collaboration.

     

    Mesh Workshop is an adaptable multi-disciplinary collective working across architecture, design, art and local engagement. Our work aims to harness the positive power of community ambition. We use our connections and design tools to help identify and co-create the spaces, structures and plans that allow existing communities to connect and grow around shared ideas.

     

    In 2015 Mesh was shortlisted for an RIBA constructing communities competition and in 2017 the practice won the London Planning Awards for best community project for its work on the Peckham Coal Line. Today our collective is part of Mayor of London’s Special Assistance Team engaging in a wide range of small and medium scale transformation projects around the capital.

  • public projects

    Parade of flags

    2017 - Event September

    Re-Imagine Bidwell Street

    2017 - Mural and street improvements

    The Peckham Coal Line

    2015 - present - Ongoing project

    Constructing Communities

    2016 - RIBA Event

    Thessaly Road

    2018 - Shortlist project development for the London Festival of Architecture and Wandsworth Council

  • instigators

    Louise Armstrong

    Mesh Workshop

    Louise is part of Forum for the Future's System Innovation Lab - working on experimental collaborative projects including playing a key role in the Civil Society Futures team.

    Nick Woodford

    Mesh Workshop

    While studying Architecture at Central Saint Martins Nick launched the Peckham Coal Line bringing local residents together to adopt and connect unused open spaces to form a public linear park. Before his Diploma Nick worked at Knox Bhavan Architects gaining experience in residential and public parks projects. Nick has also worked at ASSEMBLE architects and the Peabody Trust. Before Architecture Nick was a travel writer and photographer. He contributed to several Rough Guides and Alistair Sawday’s and in 2012 wrote a cycling guide to the capital entitled ‘Where to Ride London’.

  • connections

    some of the talent we have collaborated with...

    Anna Rose Hughes

    Landscapes - Grow the Line

    Anna Rose is our go to planting an landscape specialist – She runs her own landscape design company and is a key part of the Coal Line instating ‘grow the line’ and the planters at Bidwell Street.

    A.Dee

    Artist - Re-Imagine Bidwell Street

    A.Dee helped us paint murals for re-imagine Bidwell Street. He has connections with London street art community and is a key part of the Coal Line design team.

    Matthew McGuinness

    Artist - Thessaly Road

    Matthew is a NewYork born artist and designer. Matt was a founding member of The Visual Mafia and The 62, and has since moved his studio to London, where he is freelancing and working on his latest project, Gourmandizing London. Matt is is currently working with us on Thessaly Road railway underpass.

    matthewmcguinness.com

    Hamish Bigg

    Lighting Designer - Thessaly Road

    Hamish is currently working with us on Thessaly Road railway underpass. Hamish runs his own lighting design studio based in Scotland: biggdesign.co.uk

    Stephen Hardingham

    Artist - Peckham Coal Line

    Stephen is a Freelance Digital Creative Design lead with experience in all aspects of the digital design process gained working Channel 4. Stephen helped produce the Coal Line print and graphic language.

    Mike Begent

    Architect/Maker - Thessaly Road

    Mike is a maker architect. He is currently working with us on Thessaly Road railway underpass. begentarchitecture.com

    Corina Angheloiu

    Architect - Museum of London

    Corina is a design strategist fostering systemic change for social and environmental justice. Corina helped us with our bid to the Museum of London for Idea for a future London.

    Tomos Owen

    Furniture Designer - Peckham Coal Line

    By day Tomos is part of Tom Dixon’s design team. He is also a key part of the Coal Line team.

    Kirsty Austin

    Civil Servant - Feasibility Study

    By day Kirsty works across a variety of roles at the Department for Transport. Kirsty is a Peckham Coal Line trustee and has been a key part of the feasibility study delivery team.