A small ship and a big warehouse: The story of the coming together of creatives and developers

On a site just off Silvertown Way, at the gateway to London’s Royal Docks in Canning Town, sits a 2-acre site owned by Cathedral Group and previously occupied by two thriving businesses – Goswell Bakeries and Moss Electrical.

Architects Studio Egret West have created a scheme to help realise a vision for the site including the provision of 336 new homes. In the meantime creative charity, The House of Fairytales have moved into one of the current warehouses and has breathed new life in to the tired, disused industrial buildings by starting outreach work with local schools and other arts-based organisations in the wider community. As a result, the old factories are already hosting exhibitions and workshops for local children.

This is a short film about the coming together of the House of Fairy Tales and Cathedral Group, produced for and exhibited at MIPIM 2013.

Credits: Animation by Room60. Illustrations by Josh Knowles. Narrative and Project Management by The House of Fairy Tales

Initial concept animatic below by Josh Knowles. We love it!

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