The Tapestry

  • Our role
  • Brand positioning
  • Consultation
  • Place narrative
  • Interior design
  • Build management

Weaving the Urban Fabric

We get really excited by blank canvas projects. The ones without edges and are more about exploring possibilities with a client to create the brief. Tapestry was one of those projects.

We had the good fortune to be introduced to Jason Abbott who was looking to create a new future for a family asset, a former printworks in the Islington area of Liverpool, but unsure about which direction to take it in. We fell in love with the building immediately. With 25,000 sqft of characterful warehouse to play with we started to dream up a new vision for the building.

With Jason and our collaborative partners at Active Profile we brainstormed how to re-position the building as a multi-purpose creative hub bound by a strong culture and sense of purpose. Our design strategy focussed on keeping the spaces open yet connected and flexible enough for creative companies to utilise and make their own.

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"Sheila Bird immediately saw the potential not just in our building which was in a very poor state but also in the wider area. Within days they delivered a set of plans which allowed us to set the tone for conversations about the space and the Fabric District. The concept of The Tapestry was born out of their vision boards with Craft/Work/Play being the theme as a nod to the areas past as a place of Fabric and Fabrication."

Jason Abbott
Owner, The Tapestry

After a successful launch interest was high and spaces let quickly. The emerging community is gathering momentum and the building has become a flagship catalyst for wider regeneration of the wider neighbourhood now rebranded as The Fabric District.

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