OUR MISSION


Our mission 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.

DESIGN FOCUSED

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.

URBAN ENVIRONMENTS

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.

RADICAL THINKERS

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"

OUR FACILITIES


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 have built a series of labs that encourage creativity and collaboration and we are filling it with food entrepreneurs and thinkers that want to build better systems. We focus on food, waste and water.

MATERIAL LAB

An open access work space for bio-plastics and organic material research. A bookable messy space for experiments that don’t suit a kitchen or studio environment. Our material lab is for strictly non-toxic material exploration that is pushing to tackle issues of sustainability and limited resources.

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FAB LAB

A digital makerspace and part of the Fab Lab global network and provides access to high end digital fabrication services such as laser cutter, 3D FDM printers, 3D Paste extruders, electronics bench, heat press, hand tools and desktop CNC. The Fab Lab provides a place for early stage statrups to prototype ideas.

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GROW SPACES

We offer access to over 2000 sq.ft of indoor growing and farming space ideal for insect farming, vertical growing, aquaculture, algae, messy (and smelly) material research and mycelium. Access to running water, deep sinks outdoor space and gemination racks provides residents with a unique space.

BIO LAB

A BioSafety Level 1 creative biology laboratory. It features scientific equipment, DIY lab equipment, storage space for your projects, experiments and research and hot desking facilities. Our aim is to create an environment for an emerging bio-circular economy to reimagine all aspects of food, waste and living systems.

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LAB MEMBERSHIP


Whether you’re looking for a hotdesk in the greenest co-working space in London, a place to farm insects, algae or fish, a place to design agtech prototypes or fabricate new organic materials – Green Lab provides everything you need over our two floor facility to develop a sustainable business or urban agriculture initiative. Email grow@greenlab.org to join the lab.

Meet our current residents

GROW SPACES

  • 24/7 secure grow space
  • Super Fast 80mb WiFi
  • Power Single and 3Phase
  • Complimentary hot desk
  • Mains water
  • Germination racks

    from £8 per sq.ft

  • GREEN LAB MEMBER

  • Bio, Material or Fab Lab
  • Fair use machine access
  • Communal hotdesk
  • 24/7 Access to lab
  • Discount for use of other labs
  • Super Fast 80mb WiFi

    from £225 p/month

  • PAYG MEMBER

  • Bio, Material or Fab Lab
  • Standard machine fees
  • Communal kitchen
  • 9-6pm Access to lab
  • Ad hoc hotdesk use
  • Super Fast 80mb WiFi

    from £60 p/month

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

    MEET THE TEAM


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    Andrew Gregson

    Director, Food Systems

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    Anoushka Cole

    Material Lab Curator

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    Mark Shayler

    Director, Sustainability

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    Candyce Dryburgh

    Bio Lab Curator

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    John Cappalonga

    Horticulturist & Farmer

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    Pierre-Jean Hanard

    Start-up Growth Lead

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

    CONSULTING


    GREEN LAB X

    We believe there should be more facilities like Green Lab in cities providing a multi-disciplnary approach to the challenges in food, waste and water. With over 8 years experience in developing and designing our Green Lab, we can help you create your own.

    Email grow@greenlab.org

    MATERIAL FUTURES

    We work with a range of organisations developing new materials using organic materials in our Material Lab - taking 'waste' organic matter and turning into bioplastics and future materials. We work on commissioned projects to explore a circular economy.

    Email grow@greenlab.org

    IDEA ACCELERATOR

    We take early stage ideas from the 'back of a napkin' through a design methodology to establish product viability and potential to scale. We work with organisations and individuals to explore opportunities in waste organic matter and the creation of new organic materials.

    Email grow@greenlab.org

    NEWSLETTER


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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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    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
    grow@greenlab.org
    +44 7595 264183