THE
MASTER MACSMITH

In 2013, Paul Marc Davis was looking for a new premises for his thriving Apple computer repair business and found a “complete blank canvas” at 489 Hackney Road. A sculptor in a former life, he knew he could create something unique there, designing a traditional-looking shop front as a fun and ironic home for this most contemporary of businesses.


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THE
WORKSHOP WONDER

When Julian Litvinoff opened his bed and mattress showroom on Hackney Road in 1995, just a few minutes’ walk from the Empress Works development, this neighbourhood was still very much a place of industry.


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THE
GOURMET GAFFER

Stephane Cusset first opened L’eau a La Bouche on Broadway Market in 2004 and moved to a larger premises next door five years later. “It was really busy straightaway,” he says. “It was just very well received by the locals.”


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THE
INSPIRED INTERIORS

Interior designer Lucy Currell had plenty to work with when it came to creating a look for the first finished apartment of Empress Works.


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