Venue for Southwark 15 launch event announced

By Marco Cillario - Tue 28 June 2016, 1:55 pm

The 15th issue of Southwark magazine will be launched at the former Southwark Town Hall on Peckham Road on Monday 12 September 2016.

The event, taking place from 5-7pm, will be attended by Eleanor Kelly, chief executive of Southwark Council, and several of the council’s senior members. 

It will include a tour of the scheme, where completion is expected on 5 September. The project was carried out by Alumno Developments – whose managing director David Campbell will also attend – and included redeveloping the former town hall into student accommodation as well as demolishing and rebuilding the nearby Theatre Peckham. 

Around 166 students will be living on the site. The developer has worked with architects Jestico + Whiles on the plans.

Affordable artist studios are on the ground and lower ground floor levels, along with a cafe gallery.

Theatre Peckham offers affordable performing arts classes to three to 18-year-olds. The scheme has provided landscaped access to the venue, and created two new studios, new visitor facilities, offices, an entrance foyer and a refurbished main auditorium.

The site has also been improved aesthetically through landscaping, with public access areas more clearly defined and a new public plaza, enhancing the Sceaux Gardens Conservation Area in which the former town hall is located.

Campbell said: “We are delighted to see the launch of Southwark magazine hosted in our new scheme.

“I believe the former Southwark Town Hall is a brilliant example of the borough's regeneration projects which the magazine is dedicated to explore."

To attend the Southwark magazine launch event, email

More details on the venue are available here.