Southwark magazine is the first in 3Fox International's 10-year publishing history to reach 13 issues. The company celebrates the landmark on Thursday 16 July, when the publication will be launched.
The event takes place at One the Elephant and is hosted and sponsored by Lendlease, the developer behind the regeneration of Elephant and Castle. Speakers will include leader of Southwark Council, Councillor Peter John; chief executive Eleanor Kelly and Lendlease project director, Rob Heasman.
Southwark is published twice a year and this issue continues the story of the borough’s extensive regeneration, including a look at the council's primary school expansion project: “The biggest investment in primary schools since the school board buildings of Edwardian Britain,” according to Steve Platts, regeneration director at the council. The magazine runs a major feature on retail, with a focus on three shopping centres which are to be redeveloped – Canada Water, Elephant and Castle and Peckham. It also looks at how local people are benefiting from opportunities for jobs and training in the construction industry.
Following the summer 2015 edtion of the magazine, another two issues of Southwark have already been confirmed.
Managing director of 3Fox, Toby Fox, said: “Looking back at issue one of Southwark, there are images from across the river to Tate Modern and The Shard – and at a glance, nothing much has changed. Except that these are architects’ visions, CGIs of what the borough has now become in reality. As always, the continuing regeneration of Southwark is a brilliant story and one we are pleased we get to tell.
“As one of the company’s flagship magazines, the challenge to improve with each publication of Southwark is something we relish taking on. The magazine has contributed to transforming perceptions of Southwark, which is firmly established as a vibrant central London borough, a great place to live and work, and a destination with some of the capital’s most important cultural institutions."
Read Issue 12 of Southwark magazine below:
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A new website for the local community, which explains the council's plans for the regeneration of Old Kent Road, has been launched