SPACE announces new studios at Havil Street, SE5
November 2016

SPACE is pleased to announce new studios at 223 Havil Street, Camberwell. These result from a partnership between SPACE and Alumno Developments who worked together with Southwark Council to develop this innovative mixed-use project with a range of community benefits. The historic art deco building, close to Camberwell School of Art and South London Gallery, has been repurposed to a high specification by architects Jestico+Whiles, respecting the building’s history and character.

David Campbell, Alumno managing director says “Our proposal for the Town Hall took a fresh approach which respected the history and character of existing buildings, but aimed to mark a new phase of history for this important site within the local community. It also took on board key local and national planning policies.”

Affordable artists studios formed part of the section 106 agreement, along with new premises for Theatre Peckham, which offers affordable performing arts classes to three to 18-year-olds. These new facilities will neighbour new student accommodation for 166 Goldsmiths, University of London, students.

Anna Harding, SPACE Chief Executive says “SPACE were delighted to work with Alumno and Southwark on this great project. This has resulted in some high quality studios as part of an excellent partnership. We are also really pleased that Alumno sponsorship has enabled us to set up a new graduate bursary studio, allowing one graduate each year to have a studio rent free at a critical point in their career.”

Southwark is increasingly an attractive location for artists. This scheme builds on SPACE’s freehold studio site at Haymerle Road, SE15, which provides a further 70 studios. As part of the Southwark affordable workspace providers register, they look forward to engaging with further development opportunities in the borough.


Since 2006, Alumno have continually worked with universities, colleges and other key stakeholders to provide homes for around 2,000 students in cities such as London, Birmingham and Bristol, despite the challenging economic times and complex legislative environment. Alumno are great supporters of the arts  and will be sponsoring a fundraising event in Soho for the Glasgow International Festival 2018.

Established by artists in 1968, SPACE runs 18 artist studio buildings across 7 London boroughs, providing affordable creative workspace, advocacy, support and promoting innovation. SPACE have recently agreed another site with Alumno in their scheme at Stratford High Street.

For more details visit here