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Designer Myerscough unwraps colourful Greenwich 'pop-up'

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Graphic designer Morag Myerscough has completed this temporary café and performance space next to Greenwich DLR station, south-east London.

Built in 16 days, the £80,000 Movement café sits on part of the former Greenwich Industrial Estate currently being developed by Cathedral Group.

Myerscough, who has already worked with the developer on the new café in the Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes, collaborated with artist Luke Morgan on the scheme.

Run by the Greenwich Co-Operative Development Agency, the ‘pop-up’ is scheduled to be taken down in six months but may remain longer depending on its success. 

Martyn Evans, Creative Director of Cathedral Group, said: ‘We had a very small, two-week window between the end of demolition on the site and the start of the games.

‘This space is the first thing you see as you walk off the DLR into Greenwich, so we wanted to build a welcoming place with a strong visual narrative that would reflect the originality that London is known for.

He added: ‘We committed to the Royal Borough of Greenwich that we would make this entrance to the Borough something really special that also would give visitors a glimpse of what’s to come permanently on the site when it’s developed.’

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Project data

Architects: Designer Morag Myerscough and artist Luke Morgan
Location: Waller Way, Greenwich, London, SE10 8JA
Type Of Project: Temporary café and performance space
Structural Engineers: Milk
Project Architect: None
Client: Cathedral Group
Funding: Cathedral Group
Start on site date: 11 July 2012
Contract duration: 3 weeks
Gross internal floor area: 150m²
Form of contract and/or procurement: design and build
Total cost: £80,000
M&e consultant: MTT
Quantity surveyor: None
Planning supervisor: In house at Cathedral Group
Lighting consultant: Morag Myerscough
Main contractor: Westfield Construction
Selected subcontractors and suppliers: Origin Electrical

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