Planning application submitted: 20/AP/0188

February 19, 2020

The Livesey Exchange planning application was submitted on the 20th January 2020 and we are expecting a response in mid March. Here a link to Southwark’s planning portal where you can find all documents and drawings that were submitted. We encourage you to comment if you are a resident, local business or stakeholder in the … Continue reading “Planning application submitted: 20/AP/0188”

Tell us what you think! Consultations continue.

October 1, 2019

When: Friday 18th – Sunday 20th OctoberFriday 12pm-8pm / Saturday 12pm-7pm / Sunday 2pm-6pmWhere: 231 Old Kent Road In preparation for the planning application submission and following the most recent consultations at the Pempeople Pop-Up shop (16.-18.9.19) we will continue to talk to residents, potential future tenants and businesses in the Old Kent Road area. … Continue reading “Tell us what you think! Consultations continue.”

Design Review

April 12, 2019

On the 5th April the proposed design for the new Livesey Exchange building on Lovegrove Street/Old Kent Road was presented for the first time and reviewed by the Mayor’s Design Advisors, Soutwhark Council and the Livesey Exchange team. Models and drawings are work in progress and continue to be on show at the Pempeople Pop-up … Continue reading “Design Review”

Good Growth funding announced

March 12, 2018

We are excited to hear that the Mayor Sadiq Kahn selected Livesey Exchange for the first round of Good Growth Funding. The funding will be used to construct a new building on Old Kent Road providing workshops and communal space. Hope to be on site soon!  Drawing by what if: projects

alternative site for Livesey Exchange

November 9, 2017

Following the Grenfell fire, structural issues of the tower blocks on the Ledbury Estate were discovered resulting in the Livesey Exchange project being put on hold. To ensure the Livesey Exchange becomes a reality on Old Kent Road the LB Southwark suggested an alternative site on the corner of St. Jame’s Street  in close proximity … Continue reading “alternative site for Livesey Exchange”

16.09.17 Peckham Festival / London Open House

August 21, 2017

Saturday 16th September The Livesey Exchange is a recent addition to one of London’s oldest roads. For well over a century the Old Kent Road has been the centre for an area alive with industry making and supplying the things and the services London needs. MEET THE MAKERS 11:00-18:00 Give it a try! Local fabricators … Continue reading “16.09.17 Peckham Festival / London Open House”

Old Kent Road: talks and exhibition

June 14, 2017

On Saturday 24th June from 6:30pm Prof. Mark Brearley will discuss the future of industries in the city and introduce the  exhibition of the Old Kent Road economy produced by Cass Cities from London Metropolitan University. This exhibition will remain at the Livesey Exchange from the 23rd June onwards and evolve over the coming months. … Continue reading “Old Kent Road: talks and exhibition”

Old Kent Road: hands-on workshops

June 5, 2017

On Saturday 24th June Livesey Exchange is becoming a hub for hands-on making and insight, giving local people a way-in to this sometimes hard to enter world. Local businesses will run workshops to share their skills, and show what kind of things are produced in the area and at the Livesey Exchange. The Old Kent Road (OKR) … Continue reading “Old Kent Road: hands-on workshops”

Old Kent Road: look behind closed doors

Guided tours on the 23. June will offer a window into the Old Kent Road’s wider industrial goings-on, taking visitors behind closed doors to see businesses in action. The Old Kent Road (OKR) is one of London’s oldest roads, and for well over a century it has been at the centre of an area alive with industry. From hats, costume, tin … Continue reading “Old Kent Road: look behind closed doors”

Drawing A Blank

May 17, 2017

An exhibition by Frank LeBon and Hanna Moon opens on 17th June. Drawing A Blank will show several works from the artists alongside other names, and promises to be ’14 mini exhibitions’ in one. For more info and an interview with the artists read DAZED

Crowdfund London

April 25, 2017

Come along to the Crowdfund London information evening at the Livesey Exchange on Wednesday 26th April 6-8pm. Spacehive will run a workshop on how to start a crowdfunding project. Watch the Crowdfund London film

made with Norfolk flint

April 6, 2017

Ledbury Estate Architect: GLC Architects Department Built: mid-1960sSize: 16 blocks The concrete panels of these twelve-storey towers were faced with Norfolk flint. The Ledbury Estate in Peckham is a great example of the kind of post-war building most overlooked by fans of modern architecture. The low- and high-rise blocks on the estate were built using … Continue reading “made with Norfolk flint”

Toolbox making

On the 22nd March the Power Project lead another toolbox making workshop and were excited to have Jeanette Mason, the chair fo the Ledbury Estate Tenant and Resident Association take part. The Power Project is run by James Green, Maya Alvarado and Louise Colgan. Material was sponsored by Pempeople.        

Make your own toolbox

March 3, 2017

Power Project ran a very popular Make Your Own Toolbox workshop on Wednesday 8th March, 4-8pm, to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017. This womens workshop taucht skills in pan folding and metal finishing starting from a laser cut steel sheet. Power Project’s workshops attract a wide range of people and warmly welcome those making … Continue reading “Make your own toolbox”

OPEN DAY power project

January 6, 2017

Livesey Exchange workshop 14.01.1017, 1-4pm Maya Alvarado and James Green ran an event for girls in metal work – making a clamp. It was an awesome activity and we hope it is something that we can start to run more regularly at the Livesey Exchange. We are calling it Power Project. Sugru provided free … Continue reading “OPEN DAY power project”

Livesey Exchange OPEN DAY Sat.14th January 1-4pm

December 6, 2016

Thanks to everyone who came along to the open day and to all those who helped to organise it. The clamp making in the Livesey workshop and the mobile forge were a great trial of what is about to come. Latin American dancers, ukolele performances, bubble blowing combined with architectural drawings and a model made … Continue reading “Livesey Exchange OPEN DAY Sat.14th January 1-4pm”

Funding for building work secured

November 30, 2016

Great news! Livesey Exchange has successfully attracted capital funding from the Mayor’s Regeneration Fund with match funding from Southwark Council, Southwark Tenant Fund and Airbnb. Building works is scheduled to commence in 2017.

Mayor’s crowdfunding programme

Three exciting projects have been successfully crowdfunded in Southwark and are ready to move forward. Peckham Lido, Peckham Coal Line and The Livesey Exchange on Old Kent Road need your feedback on what’s happened so far, to help shape the next steps. Add you comments here

Workspace exhibiton at NLA 13.10.-17.12.

Livesey Exchange proposals will be part of an exhibition at the New London Architecture Centre ‘Shaping London’s future workspaces’ 13.October – 17.December 2017 ‘This exhibition discusses the changing nature of work in a time of flux: both internationally, technologically and culturally. What do we need for the future? Where will we working?’ ‘With ever increasing … Continue reading “Workspace exhibiton at NLA 13.10.-17.12.”