Feedback summary

During the first open days at the Ledbury Estate garages we started to collect feedback in response to the proposed plans and programme. We are very pleased and feel encouraged that 99% of people think that they will benefit from the proposed Livesey Exchange project.

29 people filled in a feedback form during the Peckham Festival on the 10th September 2016 and 73 people at the open day on the 14th January 2017.

Asked “what do you like the best” 30% of comments related to the community focus and diversity of the project. Here some quotes:

“I like that it is going to help the local community and young people.”

“The diversity of everything that’s on offer and overall vibe. Very inclusive and inspiring.”

“Innovation. Creative ideas that are bringing the community together in such a positive way. Possibilities are endless. Such a great space.”

40% of respondents liked the space, the proposed use and layout the best.

“Innovative use for a beautiful disused space.”

” The size of the space and potential for different projects.”

The feedback forms are also available online and we will continue throughout the spring 2017 to gather comments and suggestions that help to shape the project and the delivery which will take place in phases.

 

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Peckham Festival

Plans for the proposed Old Kent Road studios will be on display. Come along and tell us what you think and what you would like to see in the space…

First public view
Saturday 10th September 11:00-18:00
part of Peckham Festival
Ledbury Estate garages, Old Kent Road, SE15 1QP

Livesey Exchange in the making.
Test 60 vacant garages as spaces for workshops, learning, socialising and experimentation.

The Peckham Weeklies together with Pempeople and what if: projects are hosting this event – including a mobile furniture repair workshop, graffiti workshop, screen printing, bike repairs, 80m races, table tennis, kids football and more.

Plans for the proposed Old Kent Road studios will be on display. Come along and tell us what you think and what you would like to see in the space.

Workshops and activities will be delivered by: James Green and Louise Colgan (mobile furniture repair workshop), Pempeople (bike repair), GUAP (online magazine), Dr. Adams (graffiti artist), Design Me (screen printing), Dulwich Table Tennis Club, Movement Factory (flash mob), House Warmers
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Share your skills

Share your skills with the OKR studios team. Nicholas (Pempeople) and Ulrike (what if: projects) will talk about the ideas and ambitions of the project, and the range of skills they are looking for.

Share your skills with the OKR studios team. Nicholas (Pempeople) and Ulrike (what if: projects) will talk about the ideas and ambitions of the project, and the range of skills they are looking for.

When: Thursday 1st September, 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
Where: The NINES, Copeland Park, 133 Rye Lane, 133 Copeland Rd, Peckham, SE15 3SN

Organiser: Airbnb (project support and funder)

OKR Studios crowdfunding

The Livesey Exchange team ran a crowdfunding campaign ‘OKR studios’ and thanks to 209 individuals, businesses and organisations raised £53,754.

OKR studios crowdfunding campaign: May – August 2016
The Livesey Exchange team ran a crowdfunding campaign ‘OKR studios’ and thanks to 209 individuals, businesses and organisations raised £53,754. The project received the maximum Mayor of London pledge (£20K) and attracted funding from Airbnb and the Southwark Tenant Fund.

Funding raised as part of the crowdfunding campaign will be used to kick-start the project on site and make the garages useable for a programme that requires little infrastructure. Further funding for the construction works will be sourced from additional funders.

For information about the crowdfunding campaign refer to Spacehive.

Comments from supporters include:

“Once completed, it will be a real asset for Peckham residents.”
Councillor Michael Situ 27 May 2016

“This is a much needed resource in the community! And an opportunity for all to get involved from the grass roots!” Denise Baird, 18 July 2016

“This would be a huge asset to the area – an exciting community project with so many interesting facets”. Alex Crawford, 20 May 2016 21:25

“This will be an excellent space for our young people to hangout which will increase their confidence and well being.” Carol Ossai-Nwosu, 25 June 2016

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NLA on location tour

what if: projects, Pempeople and Mark Brearley of local business Kaymet and founder of Vital OKR contributed to the ‘New London Architecture-Southwark On Location conference’.

NLA Southwark On Location tour

Visit of the Ledbury Estate garage space that is to become the Ledbury Exchange.

what if: projects, Pempeople and Mark Brearley of local business Kaymet and founder of Vital OKR contributed to the ‘New London Architecture-Southwark On Location conference’.

Extracts from Mark Brearley’s speech:

“I’m Mark Brearley from local manufacturing business Kaymet. (…) We have been in this area since 1947; A seven person enterprise that produces 15,000 beautiful aluminium trays each year and exports to 30 countries.

This initiative, the Ledbury Exchange, has superb intent. We are happy to support it, as are many other businesses around here. A good thing is about to happen in this space, pushed forward by a group of brilliant local people.

In the Opportunity Area currently there are over 10,000 jobs in around 800 businesses. This is not nothing.

Nearly half of the jobs, about four and a half thousand, are in industrial activities, with some fold over into studio goings on. It’s this part of the economy that offers the readiest chances for growth, and that has so much to offer the area’s residents. It could happily and easily double, if it had the right space. It wants to be here. (…)”

Vital OKR seeks to give a voice to the economy of the Old Kent Road.
Have a look: Vital OKR gallery

OKR screen print
OKR screen print. Based on Peckham Civic Centre OKR mosaic by Adam Kossowski, 1965.