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COVID-19: Green Lab Hibernating

COVID-19 Update May 2020

Like all other makerspaces, Fab Labs, co-working spaces, incubators and shared labs the Covid-19 pandemic has hit us hard, making it very difficult to operate and provide regular access to lab services and equipment. Green Lab is no different and in early April we decided to put the entire lab into hibernation, closing our doors for access, storing our equipment and rethinking how we operate in a post-Covid world; the pandemic also co-incided with our 2020 lease ending.

We spent most of April and May packing and sorting all the equipment for storage, surprisingly five Luton vans loads left our site in Bermondsey destined for storage on a farm; enormous thanks to our Lee Valley farmer.

As for the future, we’re working on a new strategy and plan to re-open Green Lab in late summer (July/August), with a new space for early stage idea development, new education programme and two new amazing projects we’ve been working on in the #closedloop #urbanfarming area.

Naturally we miss so many things from our Bermondsey lab but we’re looking forward to opening a new lab and sharing news of the projects.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates as we announce them.

Stay safe.

Naked Green Lab

From a Green Lab, to a naked lab.
 
Wet Lab
Grow Lab (Lower kitchen area)
 
Event area
Community space
 
Lab office
Lab office
 
Bio lab
Bio Lab
 
Material lab
Material Lab
 
Fab lab
Fab Lab (makerspace)
 
Material library
Material Library (thanks to Anoushka Cole and Materiom)