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Construction Work Starts at the Fire Station

We are pleased to announce that construction work has now started on the Grade II-listed former Peckham Road Fire Station which will open to the public as a mixed-use cultural centre in 2018. 

The redesign, led by 6a architects, will create a series of light and inspiring spaces over four floors, maintaining the original layout of rooms as far as possible. The new building will incorporate exhibition, learning and meeting spaces, an artist’s studio and an archive room. We will also develop a programme of activities involving people from across the local community, setting up traineeships and a volunteering scheme which will focus on expanding the South London Gallery’s archive to document the social, economic and cultural history of the local area.

The former Fire Station, which was given to us by an anonymous benefactor, has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £1,650,000 thanks to National Lottery players. We have also received a substantial grant towards the £4m project from the Mayor’s London Regeneration Fund as well as funding from a number of trusts, foundations, individuals and commercial galleries to raise a total of £3.3m. We are now embarking on the next stage of our fundraising campaign to secure the final £700,000 to cover restoration costs and establish a fund for the future running of the building. 

Read more about the history of the Fire Station and the renovation plans here

To find out how you can support the project contact firestation@southlondongallery.org


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With thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Mayor’s London Regeneration Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation, The Dr. Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation, City Bridge Trust, Viridor Credits, Foyle Foundation, The Wolfson Foundation, Charles Hayward Foundation, The Pilgrim Trust, Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Matthew Slotover and Emily King, Christie’s, Sadie Coles HQ, kurimanzutto, Heritage of London Trust, The Architectural Heritage Fund, and all other supporters.



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