When someone mentions Peckham your first thought might not be ‘culture hub’, but that could be about to change.
Peckham’s gloomy multi-storey car park is getting one hell of a makeover – seriously, think Miss Congeniality or The Princess Diaries–level stuff – and it’s about to become the kind of place you’ll actually want to be inside.
The car park is metamorphosing into glamorous Peckham Levels, a new ‘grassroots’ project set to rejuvenate its dull, echoey interior into something rather beautiful. While most of the development will be taken up by new artist’s studios and co-working spaces for Peckham based entrepreneurs – we’re not sure how well Peckham boy Del Boy would fit in here, though – a number of spaces will be open to the public and filled with all manner of surprises.
The ground floor and outside space will be transformed into a market and community garden, while floors 5 and 6 will house two floors of street food, cocktails, craft beer, and music. Expect finger lickin’ chicken wings from Drums & Flats, Chinese food from Hao Hao Chi, chicken burgers from Otherside Fried, fragrant Kurdish food from Nandine, and Californian-inspired small plates and breakfast from West.
As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also going to be a salon and yoga and fitness centre to keep you looking spick and span. And don’t worry, the beloved Frank’s Café on the rooftop won’t be harmed, and the same goes for the Peckhamplex cinema at the front of the building.
The project is set to open in October, so keep your eyes peeled for updates.
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