Welcome to the official website of The Old Sub Station Makers.
Further down you will see a list of the various craftspeople working here along with images of their work. We have also included their contact details so you can get in touch with them directly.
Right at the bottom, you will also find a map of our location along with a contact form for you to submit any enquiries you may have.
The Old Sub Station Makers is a growing community of craftspeople of various skills working alongside each other in a modernized open-plan workspace in North West London directly opposite to Harlesden station.
Designed to accommodate a mix of professional creative work in an environment that encourages imagination and productivity. We offer dedicated individual spaces in a coworking environment alongside other artists, designers and makers. There is a focused energy that the artists both create and benefit from.
We also provide a shared kitchen area and are in the process of setting up a dedicated space with a pull-down colorama where you can photograph your products.
The site also provides a space for loading and offloading for a car/van but there is no parking.
Surrounding Our Community
Beit el Zaytoun: A five-minute walk from the Old Sub Station is a delicious Mediterranean restaurant that serves up Lebanese food and has a really cosy snug at the back, en route to the riverside garden. A great place to have working lunch meetings, entertain clients or grab a takeaway sandwich.
The Grand Junction Arms: A five-minute walk from the Old Sub Station is a hotel/ bar with a sizeable beer garden and a short walk away from the Grand Union canal. Great for after work drinks.
Rubio: For great coffee, music and pizza. Only 10 minutes walk away.
“The energy is contagious. People are serious about what they do and always working hard which makes the workspace a good place to concentrate and be productive. The friendly environment is unique, you can spark ideas from each other and get advice from your neighbours in other creative professions offering a different perspective which is nice and helpful.”
“Being an artist can sometimes be a little lonely, at The Old Sub Station there’s always someone around if you want a chat or to even make you a cup of tea when your too busy to stop.”
Current Artists & Designers
BEN CAMPBELL – CHAIRCLASS UPHOLSTERY
Chair Class Upholstery is an independent, friendly and professional upholsterer with over 30 years of experience. My services include furniture upholstery, repairs and restoration. I take pride in every job and I respect the original materials and techniques used in upholstering your furniture and accordingly upholster to match. I am skilled in stripping down and reupholstering, re-springing, re-stuffing and even re-filling to the original finish. From headboards to chairs, sofas and much more! I offer quality re-upholstery services in all styles from antique to traditional to contemporary. Please contact me for a no-obligation quote!
Rick Powell Design is a designer-maker practice in North West London producing bespoke furniture, products and interiors that blend technology and traditional craft. Whenever possible sustainable thinking is incorporated, with much of the practice using Computer Numeric Control (CNC) routing, which enables the design of precision furniture and components, while minimising waste material. The initial design stage of a project can take up much of the time but installation and assembly are often very quick and clean, so when a bespoke commission goes in, your home or workplace isn’t disturbed for long.
Services include: CAD visualisations and technical construction drawings Space planning CNC cutting file production Design and build Finishing Style consultation
Painter – I’m looking for more portrait commissions.
Sean spent a few weeks in our studio during his visit to the UK. Whilst here he produced some amazing artwork. Below is an image of some pieces of artwork he specifically made to honour the marriage of Prince Harry and Megan Markle.
I am a fine furniture maker specialised in bespoke residential wardrobes, cupboards, shelving and one-off pieces.