Where is Granby?
The Granby Triangle is an area to the south of Liverpool’s city centre in the Liverpool 8 postcode, between Princes Avenue, Upper Parliament Street and Kingsley Road. The area is often referred to as Toxteth, but most residents call it Granby or L8. The Granby Four Streets are remaining terraced streets that were saved from demolition – Beaconsfield St, Cairns St, Jermyn St and Ducie St. They are connected by Granby Street, once the area’s high street.
How did Granby Workshop start?
The workshop grew out of the project to refurbish derelict houses in Granby that had been empty for 20+ years. The houses were secured by the Granby Four Streets CLT (a Community Land Trust set up by local residents) from the council to refurbish as affordable housing. The design of the houses by Assemble uses simple, low cost materials and includes a number of playful, handmade architectural elements that help re-establish the character of the homes following their long neglect. These handmade items were the starting point for Granby Workshop.
A pilot phase of Granby Workshop started in the summer of 2015 in 142 Granby Street, products were prototyped and produced on a small scale. The Turner Prize exhibition opened in October 2015, launching the business.
Will my product look like the images on the website?
All of our products are made using processes that involve either an element of chance or creative decision making on the part of their maker, so they’re all unique. Exact colours and patterns will be something of a surprise!
How long will it take to arrive?
Most products are made to order, so you will have to wait for it to be made in our workshop. Expected delivery times are listed on each product page.