Peckham Levels will see the seven-storey site transformed in to a centre for arts, entertainment, retail and dining when it opens on 8 December.
The project is a partnership between Make Shift, the team behind Pop Brixton, and Southwark council, and aims to provide affordable workspace for artists and creative entrepreneurs.
The top two floors will be open to the public, housing a selection of food and drink traders alongside bars specialising in cocktails and natural wines.
“It’s getting harder and harder for small businesses and artists who aren’t yet established to find the space and support they need,” says Peckham Levels' site manager Lodewijk Van Den Belt.
“That’s where we hope Peckham Levels can step in.”
The project looks set to remain open for the long-term following an agreement with Southwark Council. The site had until recently been highlighted by the council as an area to be re-developed in its New Southwark Plan, but the most recent draft has had the site removed.
Food and drink traders opening in the development include:
- Wildflower- an all-day vegetarian canteen. Head chef Joseph Ryan comes from experience at Hoi Polloi and Salon in Brixton Village, and is currently heading up the kitchen at Peckham’s Frank’s Bar.
- Pickywops- a vegan pizzeria, originating from West London
- Lords of Poke- Californian style poke bowls
- Drum & Flats- Caribbean food traders, best known for their chicken wings
- Near and Far- a cocktail bar from the team behind The Magic Roundabout
- West- a Californian-influenced all-day natural wine bar and ‘conscious kitchen’, serving farm-to-table food alongside juices
- Nandine- originally from neighbouring Camberwell, this is a family-run Kurdish business serving traditional food
- Hao Hao Chi- regional Chinese street food using traditional ingredients
- Canard- classic French cuisine served in street food style