Carpenters Workshop Gallery announces Ladbroke Hall opening in 2023

The new west London location will include gallery space as well as a restaurant, hidden garden and events spaces

Exterior of Ladbroke Hall with brick facade and trees in blooms
Ladbroke Hall.
(Image credit: Courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery)

Opening in spring 2023, Ladbroke Hall is a new London space for design and creativity led by Carpenters Workshop Gallery. Presented as ‘a new stage for creativity’, the location will become an immersive destination for contemporary art, design, culture and food, serving as the gallery’s London flagship and including a restaurant, photographic studios, a hidden garden and an events space. 

Four years in the making, the new location will open inside a 1903 Grade II-listed building, originally built as the headquarters of the Sunbeam Talbot Motor Company, restored with the help of British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye and contributions from friends of the gallery including Ingrid Donat, Vincenzo De Cotiis, Nacho Carbonell, Robert Stadler and Michèle Lamy and Rick Owens among others. 

Detail of Ladbroke Hall facade

(Image credit: Courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery)

Ladbroke Hall is an opportunity for gallery founders Loïc Le Gaillard and Julien Lombrail to branch out of the traditional gallery model into a new concept for displaying, creating and experiencing art and design. 

At over 43,000 sq ft, Ladbroke Hall ‘offers the scale to build a dynamic art ecosystem’, an announcement from the gallery explains. A space for the gallery’s friends and collaborators, the new building will also allow Le Gaillard and Lombrail to get involved with the local community through special engagement projects. 

Facade of Ladbroke Hall seen from above

(Image credit: Courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery)

The restaurant has been entrusted to chef Emanuele Pollini, and will be designed by De Cotiis with a site-specific artwork by Christopher Le Brun. Elsewhere, Lamy and Owens were given free rein to create Lamyland, a patron bar and lounge that will offer an immersive experience into their creative world. 

Among the features announced so far are a private room by Donat and terrace by Stadler, with a 12,500 sq ft hidden garden landscaped by Luciano Giubbilei and a subterranean gallery and wine cellar by architect Nicolas Schuybroek.

The revolutionary arts destination will open in spring 2023, with exhibitions by David Adjaye and José Zanine Caldas. 

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Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.