Workspace for growing businesses

CRATE is a network of entrepreneurial business communities, where collaboration promotes growth and success.

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We offer start-ups, small and growing businesses versatile all-inclusive premises with flexible lease terms, permanence and space to grow into. A raft of on-site business support and marketing services provides the competitive edge tenant businesses need to thrive. 

CRATE is a catalyst for economic growth, job creation and an activator in regeneration. We provide a packaged service for developers, local authorities and freeholders including scheme design and place-making, low-fuss offsite manufacture as well as operational management that ensures high occupancy and economic impact.


Pillars Brewery at CRATE St James Street

June 2019
CRATE St James Street is born – new businesses arriving every week
From the dust of one of Waltham Forest’s disused car parks has emerged new life and new businesses in one of Walthamstow’s neglected retail areas just south of St James Street station. After less than 4 months building on site three of the CRATE St James Street businesses, Pillars Brewery, The Green Grill and Laura Ronnie management have opened their doors for trading with the other entrepreneurs planning on opening throughout June and July. Find out more >


CRATE Activate

Building community vibrancy

Our cargotecture inspired modular solution is for prominent sites needing to placemake for five-to-ten years as part of major multi-phase regeneration. 

Our innovative design, with its permanent look and feel, has ‘lift and shift’ capability, meaning the building can be readily moved and redeployed to make way for the eventual redevelopment of the site. This solution can be used as a first intervention on large sites delivering strategic value over and above its return on investment. Alternatively, schemes can be left in situ for long-term value creation. This modular ‘one-box’ product is being future developed for residential purposes.



Inspiring light industrial

A fresh, design focused and quality B1c and B8 anchored business park, with fully cross-sector workspace units of 15m2 - 500m2. 

Alongside CRATE Make’s micro-and-SME clean-tech manufacturing back-bone, we deliver a business eco-system from logistics to serviced office, along with amenities, retail and desk-only co-working. 

CRATE’s comprehensive business support enables all micro and small businesses to make the difficult journey to scale, with larger SMEs leveraging the on-site offer to attract, develop and retain staff.

CRATE Places

CRATE Places

Re-inventing retail

Our response to the challenges facing traditional retail and unlet new-build podium formats. CRATE Places delivers a re-imagined and re-positioned cross-sector offer that brings community and enterprise together. 

Greater diversity of business occupier drives the daytime economy and re-seeds the high street of tomorrow with innovative customer-focused offerings. Retail, leisure, amenities, creatives, co-working and micro-office spaces are curated and designed around desirable anchor tenant opportunities to create new footfall and long-term investment value.

Community at Crate

Inspire your community and create opportunities


CRATORS are diverse and vibrant entrepreneurs

CRATE Loughton

Activate local regeneration with a landmark CRATE scheme

Any size, any shape

How CRATE can meet the challenges of your site