HAMILTON, NJ -- When the warehouse primarily used for light manufacturing back in the 1920s in Hamilton Township first opened, no one would have imagined that 100 years later it would become the cutting-edge, modern and multi-functional space that now is Studio Park.
Located in the Arts and Culture district of Hamilton Township around the corner from the Grounds For Sculpture, Studio Park came to life after Modern Recycled Spaces©. bought it and made extensive renovations throughout the early 2000’s modernizing and upgrading the building. Modern Recycled Spaces sought to maintain as much of its original elements as possible.
Max Popkin of Modern Recycled Spaces said the company works to transform these underutilized or abandoned building and transforming them with green and sustainable materials and use.
“These buildings are like sculptures or art,” said Popkin. “We try to preserve as much of the original features as possible like exposed brick walls, wood beams, and all of the other handcrafted details and character that you cannot find in a modern building.”
“While some might find it much easier and cost effective to demolish these old buildings and start from scratch, we believe the best thing to do is to preserve their heritage and modernize them in a sustainable way reusing these buildings,” added Popkin.
At Studio Park and other buildings transformed by Modern Recycled Spaces, “green” systems were installed such as LED lighting on motion sensors, high efficiency HVAC systems, electric car charging stations and parking spots. The property will soon include roof top solar panels.
With these features, the 200,000 square-foot Studio Park property offers a “community” feel through the mixed used nature of the building. Studio Park is home to a diverse range of businesses that often lends easily to neighboring businesses utilizing each other’s services.
Studio Park tenants range from small artists and entrepreneurs to large global billion-dollar companies.
“For instance, there are printing, marketing, design, photography, videography, ecommerce, government and military contractors, food companies, artists, engineers all in one small business hub working to solve global issues such as clean drinking water and solar desalination,” said Popkin.
Two leading national companies – Ionic Water Technologies and GreenBlu – call Studio Park home as they work to provide clean drinking water around the globe.
Last year, FindTape.com, one of the largest online tape retailers in the country moved into Studio Park. They joined growing companies already at the location-- Pure Indian Foods, Jireh Technologies, Mixbin Technologies. Previously, Bai Brands, who launched in Studio Park as a start-up, was sold to Dr. Pepper for $1.7 Billion.
Studio Park is home to several companies firmly planted in the automotive space. The award-winning Ready Set Van builds customized, highly function off-grid adventure vans. Meanwhile, EV Land Rovers is working on a prototype for an all-electric vintage Land Rover Defender 90 and Defender 110s using Tesla batteries. And then there’s Legendary Exotics that rents high end exotic cards for weekend rides and photoshoots.
For businesses looking for a new business home, there are unique spaces available at Studio Park. Ranging from a 560 square foot studio office space to mid-size 1,500 square foot office or flex spaces to warehouse space around 3,700 square feet. These unique business suites offer modern features such as glass walls with natural light and exposed brick walls that give businesses a cool space for their employees and customers.
Cooler than Brooklyn and half the price as Princeton, these spaces will make you ready to give up on working from home!
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