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Southwark On Location Conference

Visit to the Ledbury Estate garage space (now Livesey Exchange Garages)

NLA Southwark On Location tour

Pempeople, what if: projects, 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.

Nearly half of the jobs, about four and a half thousand, are in industrial activities, with some fold over into studio goings-on.

This part of the economy 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 a suitable 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.

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Wednesday 27 October 2021 at Livesey Exchange Garages (LEX 1).

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Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 September 2021 at The Bottle Factory.

Film screening of Sensing the City: Young People and Regeneration in London

Friday 24 September 2021, 6.30 pm at Livesey Exchange Garages (LEX 1).

Community Interviews by Making Numbers

Friday 24 September 2021, 4.30 pm at Livesey Exchange Garages (LEX 1).