14 October 2021
Exhibition at 198
The first exhibition in the redeveloped 198 CAL opens today!
"BREAKING THE MOULD: New Signatures from the Democratic Republic of Congo" runs until 28 November 2021 and features the work of 12 emerging artists from the DRC selected by Curator Christine Eyene.
The artists are: Arlette Bashizi, Beau Disundi, Ghislain Ditshekedi, Godelive Kasangati, Anastasie Langu, Jamil Lusala, Catheris Mondombo, Arsène Mpiana, Stone Mutshikene, Chris Shongo, Ange Swana and Joycenath Tshamala. Read more here.
Image: Arsene Mpiana, Perpetual Disconnect (series), 2019-2020. Courtesy the artist.
4 October 2021
Socco Cheta on site
The redevelopment of Socco Cheta Community Hub starts on site today. The former cinema building on Portland Road in South Norwood will provide a new home for a group of local organisations including Croydon United Domino club, South Norwood Community Kitchen (pictured), Croydon BME Forum, Screen25 and The Association of Jamaicans UK.
5 July 2021
Shaping Thornton Heath
Last summer and autumn we worked with residents, businesses and other stakeholders to inform the development of the Thornton Heath High Street Plan. The draft documents were shared in March, and we have now published two documents:
1. The High Street Plan: a technical document to inform the Croydon Local Plan and future development.
2. The Manual: a booklet of practical projects that could be taken forward to help deliver the plan.
Find out more here.
28 June 2021
North End Road
Work starts on site today at North End Road! See the current project plans on Commonplace here.
14 April 2020
Turf Projects have created an online audio tour and other activities for London Road in Croydon. Collect nuggets of history through the tour of the street and invent your own landmarks to make your own map of the neighbourhood. Follow the audio tour on Google Street View, or make the journey in your mind’s eye.
11 March 2020
Good Growth Fund
The Mayor has announced £23.7 million to support 26 capital projects in Round 3 of the Good Growth Fund, including £2.5m for projects that we helped to develop; £1m for North End Road and £1.5m for Camberwell. This funding round will create or safeguard more than 2,000 jobs, support almost 5,000 business, help 1,500 people progress into work, bring 150 empty units back into use in local high streets and create more than 12,000 volunteering opportunities.
29 October 2019
Beckton and East Ham
The second round of Assemblies for Shape Newham begins today. Local residents have been invited to get involved in the shaping of Newham’s public places across the town centres of Beckton, East Ham, Forest Gate, Green Street, Little Ilford, Manor Park, Maryland and Plaistow.
9 October 2019
Our project for a new public square and food market at Greenhill Place in Harrow has been awarded Planning Permission. Work will start on site in early 2020.
10 August 2019
On site in Bexley
The Engine House project has started work on site. We are creating a new working environment and studio spaces for businesses of all shapes and sizes in the heart of Bexley. We are collaborating with Unto This Last on the furniture and fittings, which are fabricated using digital tools and lean manufacturing processes.
30 June 2019
Catalogue of Interventions
The Catalogue of Interventions is a list of possible future improvements for North End Road, based on what we have learnt from shoppers, traders, and residents. See the full catalogue here.
21 December 2018
Good Growth Fund
South Norwood has been awarded over £1m from the Mayor of London's Good Growth Fund. Over Summer and Autumn 2018, we worked with We Love SE25 and Croydon Council to develop the Community Plan in discussion with the people of South Norwood.
17 December 2018
North End Road
We have been appointed by Hammersmith & Fulham Council to support the community-led redesign of North End Road in Fulham, one of London's historic markets.
17 September 2018
The Library at Kenton, built in 1939 by Curtis and Burchett for Middlesex County Council, is open on Saturday 22nd September for Open House London. Our refurbishment for Harrow Libraries reveals the original public rooms and adds new curved bookshelves to make spaces to sit, work, and read.
27 April 2018
Our proposal for a zero-carbon local shopping centre has been shortlisted for the Crown Estate's Future Retail Destinations competition.
26 April 2018
Build Studios event
Build Studios are preparing for their ‘Winning and Commissioning Good Work through Collaboration’ event this evening - it's good to see the analogue sign board in use. Contact them via Twitter if you'd like a last-minute ticket.