Peckham Levels is our second project. It is turning seven levels of a multistory carpark in Peckham into a cultural destination and workspace for creative people and artists. It includes 50 studios for artists, makers and small businesses; as well as space for food businesses, retailers, markets, events and more.
The idea for Peckham Levels was born when Southwark Council announced an open call, asking the community to propose a positive alternate use for the empty levels within the multistorey car park in the centre of Peckham.
The council issued a brief highlighting the potential this space had to support employment and the arts and asked for suggestions for temporary projects that could take up residence in the car park for 5 years. Dozens of ideas were submitted by architects, entrepreneurs and community groups; and in November 2015 Peckham Levels was selected as the winning bid.