Creative steps

Fri 18 December 2015, 1:33 pm

A new creative space near Southwark tube station is allowing local artists to perform and showcase their work.

The former cork factory and an office space on 1 Joan Street have been transformed by the developer into a 914sq m hub for performances and exhibitions, called The Platform.

In the medium term, the area around the station will be turned into a mixed-use development by Transport for London and property regeneration company U+I, with new places for residents and workers. 

The Platform is hosting exhibitions such as From Pavement to Platform, which gives visitors an insight into the future look of tube stations thanks to tools including a 3D virtual tour.

Theatre company Gruff also performed an experimental project, called It Made Me Consider Me, exploring the value and meaning of memory.

The initial collection of ideas for the wider regeneration of the area will be released in early 2016 and is expected to give local residents the opportunity to engage in the future of the site.