Hamilton, ON

The Cotton Factory

The Cotton Factory is an exciting example of an adaptive reuse project, a historic mill that has grown into a creative industries complex at the heart of Hamilton’s growing creative economy.

We transformed the third floor into a co-working environment. Co-working is a new style of office environment quickly gaining popularity. These shared working environments are an attractive alternative to work-at-home professionals, independent contractors or professionals who travel frequently.

Creative connections

Tenants love the ample natural light, large windows, wooden beams and hardwood floors. When building out the co-working studios, the focus was on design and function. Every element was shaped to inspire creativity, collaboration and most importantly, connections. The elements include:

  • Community kitchen
  • Professional space to meet clients
  • Reduced rates on event space to host receptions, workshops and photo shoots
  • Promote your events on our social media pages and newsletters
  • Exhibition space for small art shows & presentations

Project Link



Architecture, Conservation + Heritage, Mechanical Engineering


Corporate Commercial

Team Leaders

Drew Hauser
Greg Sather

Partners & sub consultants

Lee Yung and Associates – Structural


2,075 SQ. FT.


Award of Merit - Heritage/Adaptive Re-Use - HBSA Awards