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These people want to build 800 ultra-affordable artist studios in Peckham

Eddy Frankel

You’ll know Peckham’s multi-storey car park as the summer time home of Frank’s, everyone’s favourite rooftop Campari bar. But it may soon become something a lot more highbrow, if plans to also turn it into a bunch of artists’ studios go ahead. Creative workspace Second Home has collaborated with the Bold Tendencies sculpture park with the aim of creating 800 ultra-affordable studios under the name of Bold | Home alongside the existing gallery and bar. The spaces will be designed by big-time fancy pants architects Selgas Cano – who did this year’s Serpentine Pavilion – and is supported by loads of bigshots, like culture secretary Ed Vaizey and museum director Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Currently the council is considering the bid, but with rents rising across the capital, turning a car park into something beautiful is really the least they could do for London’s artists. Like art? Like car parks? If you answered yes to those questions, and you bloody well should have, then get excited, because this is going to be awesome.

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