Funders & Supporters of Livesey Exchange
How our Livesey Exchange Garages (LEX 1) were funded.
It is essential to be open and transparent about where that money comes from. That’s why we share information about our funding and the ways in which we will use donations. Here’s where our funding came from for the Livesey Exchange Garages:
Greater Local Authority
We was selected as part of the Mayor’s Civic crowdfunding campaign and in June 2016 and received the maximum pledge of £20K towards the transformation of the garages on the Ledbury Estate into an arcade of workshops and spaces for socialising. This funding facilitated a series of workshops and public events that tested possibilities in the space, created links to local networks and ascertained the need for a local skill-building programme.
In 2016 Southwark Council offered the lease for the Ledbury garages and funded by Southwark’s Highstreet Challenge Fund the Livesey Exchange business plan and management structure was developed.
Southwark Tenant Fund:
In 2016 the Southwark Tenant Fund contributed to the crowdfunding campaign and pledged to fund the construction of Livesey Exchange.
In 2016 Airbnb made a considerable contribution to the crowdfunding campaign and further supported the development of the website. In 2017 Airbnb funded the publication ‘Old Kent Road – a place of industry‘ developed by the Peckham Weeklies in collaboration with the Livesey Exchange volunteers.
Local residents and businesses
Over 200 backers contributed to the crowdfunding campaign including local residents, businesses and organisations.
Livesey Exchange (LEX 2) news
Detailed planning application of the proposed development has been submitted to Southwark Council.
In preparation for the planning application submission, join our consultation on Friday 18 to Sunday 20 October 2019.
On the 5 April 2019, the proposed design for the new Livesey Exchange building on Old Kent Road was presented for the first time.
Planning work has now officially started for our new building on Old Kent Road!