Green Lab’s vision is to radically change the way our food is produced and consumed, to catalyse new sustainable food systems that balance health and nutritional outcomes with ecological principles that has people and the planet at its heart.


From harvesting a food source to closing the loop on food waste we believe that design is the single most effective way of solving sustainability challenges. We design sustainable food systems that put natural and healthier foods into our homes and places of work. We experiment with and design natural, circular systems that are resilient and productive.


As the world urbanises we see our cities as places with opportunity, to experiment and develop food systems that make people and spaces healthier. We work to educate and inspire people and communities to co-design food systems that work for everyone and that produce more than they consume; reducing our food mileage and carbon footprints.


Circularity and zero waste are our guiding principles. We are not afraid to be bold, radical and progressive in how we experiment with design, architecture or the science of circular systems. Not only are these optimal for food production they are also pioneering in terms of value. Our team of agricultural mavericks have been designing natural systems for 20+ years.

"Galloping consumption and linear systems are a major threat to our ecological and economic health. We work with groups and individuals to make a difference through education, design-led research and collaborative co-creation projects"




Green Lab is an open innovation lab and ecosystem for individuals and organisations to design sustainable solutions to complex urban food, water and waste challenges. Encouraging creativity, collaboration, experimentation and play, it incubates ideas that make food systems more productive and resilient, and that can put more natural and healthy food on our tables.

We take the best from permaculture thinking, from small scale production, from experimentation, and from science and technology and design productive food systems that make the world a better place. We believe in experimentation and play; we believe in challenging what people do today; we believe that we can design away our problems; we believe in building human-scale systems.

We have built a workspace that encourages creativity and collaboration and we are filling it with food entrepreneurs and thinkers that want to build better systems. We focus on insects, algae, hydroponics, aquaculture and fungi.

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Andrew Gregson

Founder, Director


Anoushka Cole

Material Lab Curator & Researcher


Edward Hill

Design Research & Botany


Ana Jaramillo

Volunteer programme support


John Cappalonga

Horticulturist & Farmer

Green Lab is a place to design beautiful solutions to complex food problems. We believe in simple design and collaboration.

We’re a passionate team of friendly people working on some of the world’s biggest challenges from a fab space in Bermondsey.



We offer affordable lab space and workspace to incubate early stage new food-based initiatives and business. Our curated residencies provide access to the Green Lab, the team and all of our network. It's a place to scale an idea beyond your proof of concept.

Event hire

We have a very vibrant event space with adjoining kitchen for hire to host events for startups, businesses and not for profits. Coupled with access to Green Lab we can even grow, farm or ferment food including: microgreens, leafy greens, insects, algae or kombucha.


We run a wide range of workshops from setting up insectariums with schools, building aquaponic systems, using technology in agriculture to full-on permaculture workshops. We also design and curate corporate strategy workshops for growing food companies.


We've a fully equipped bio-lab for research and experiments. Whether you're looking to grow mushrooms on cardboard, grow bacteria, farm insects or experiment with aquaculture. We've a creative studio for you and can help you design and conduct your research.


Fixed Bench Space

Unlimited access to the lab

  • Fixed bench space
  • Access to maker space, bio and material lab
  • Access to a shared kitchen
  • Green Lab community & wider network
  • 80Mb Wifi
  • Growbay with power

£255 p/m

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Bench space

Up to 32 hrs per week access

  • Flexible bench space
  • Access to maker space, bio and material lab
  • Access to a shared kitchen
  • Green Lab community & wider network
  • 80Mb Wifi
  • Growbay with power

from £125 p/m

Apply for residency

Grow Space

Access to grow space from 2m x 2m

  • Secure fixed growing space
  • Access to power (single and three phase)
  • Access to mains water
  • Green Lab community & wider network
  • 80Mb Wifi
  • 24/7 Access

From £8 per sqft

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*All prices quoted exclude VAT

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Green Lab has been designed and built using 100% upcycled materials salvaged from a local theatre company, decommissioned bio labs and art freight containers.

Green Lab has a sustainable design philosophy as one of our core values.

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Visit Green Lab

If you'd like to arrange a visit for a school, business, hire the lab or host an event get in touch.

Contact details
Corner of Keeton’s Road and Collett Road, Bermondsey, London SE16 4EE
+44 7595 264183