Southwark Council has given organisations, businesses and individuals until September to submit proposals for cultural uses at a multi-storey car park in Peckham.
The car park is currently home to the popular Frank’s Bar on the top floor and exhibitions by Bold Tendencies Arts, but the council is now seeking proposals for interim uses.
Southwark Council has said its preferred focus for the site is on workspace for the so-called creative industries and other arts uses.
Councillor Mark Williams, cabinet member for regeneration and new homes, said: "The car park is already popular with local people and visitors alike, and we want to make the most of the huge amount of unused space there and increase employment opportunities for local residents.
"Although the site is still earmarked for development in the long term, in the meantime we have a great opportunity to build on the success of the businesses currently using the car park, and Peckham’s own developing reputation as a cultural hot spot, and create a really thriving creative community in the heart of Southwark."
A preferred bidder will be announced in October.
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