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20 June 2022

10:00 -16:00

BUILDING WITH HEMPCRETE; June 20th, 10AM-4PM. Higham Hill, Hub, Higham Hill Park, via Hecham Close, Walthamstow, London E17 5QT

As part of the London Festival of Architecture in partnership with Waltham Forest College & Higham Hill Hub CIO, Studio DERA presents a research and development day on ‘Building with Hempcrete’. The morning session features a practical workshop on hempcrete techniques by leading expert Alex Sparrow, co-author of The Hempcrete Book. In the afternoon Alex Sparrow will talk on techncal aspects of Hempcrete and show case studies alongside Jonathan Tuckey Associates @jonathantuckeydesign, Kate Nicklin architect / self builder & director of Commonbond Architects and Studio DERA [Max Dewdney & Marcel Rahm] who will present a series of short talks on a range of projects and buildings that utilise this versatile sustainable material.

The event will be held outside at Higham Hill Hub CIO, which is an East London charity based in an former bowling green next to Higham Hill Park in Walthamstow. The charity recently won planning for a new nursery and community centre that will include hempcrete in the build.

The event (10AM-4PM) is free but the morning workshop (10AM-1:30PM) places are limited (NB: Beginners workshop open to all over 16s). The afternoon session is intended for enthusiasts and practitioners, but all welcome.

Tickets are available here (link) or please contact Studio Dera ( to reserve your place or with any questions.



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Image: Proposed View of Higham Hill Hub ©Studio Dera


Higham Hill, Hub,

Higham Hill Park, via Hecham Close,

E17 5QT


Look for the yellow gates in the park behind the cafe [brick building with mural]


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Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessible toilet
Assistance dogs welcome