Published on April 26, 2013 | by Oxana Andrienko

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Centre for creative communities to launch in Elephant and Castle

London’s creative community will have access to temporary low-cost workspaces from this summer in Elephant and Castle.

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The Artworks Elephant building consists of recycled shipping containers [image: Oxana Andrienko]

The Artworks Elephant building, which is made up of recycled shipping containers, is located at Walworth Road and offers designers, artists and start up businesses a space to work and showcase their creations.

Dani Sachar, the project’s curator said: “ Anyone can come in for free to the café, bar and other facilities, however all the studios will be rented by creative communities such as photographers, potters and jewellery makers.”

The enterprise will play host to many multi-disciplinary arts events and thanks to the inclusion an old petrol station there is a large green area that can be used by on-site artists as well as the local community.

The project, which was initially an idea of the local council and has been privately funded and designed by Harper Downie Architects, will remain in Elephant and Castle for two to five years.

Rent costs vary from £30 a week for a small space to £150 a week for an entire container.

 

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