Grosvenor Open House Week  30th Nov-8th Dec



Grosvenor Open House Week  runs from 30th November to 8th December  in Bermondsey. As well as developing long-term plans for the site Grosvenor UK been working hard to bring under used areas of the site back into interim use. All of the buildings across the former Lewisham and Southwark College site are soon set to be home to a diverse and exciting range of organisations – including educational, training, arts, culture and creative organisations.

Some of you may have already seen a show, taken part in a workshop, or enrolled on a course offered by one of these organisations. Many are charities which Grosvenor offers temporary space to because of the opportunities that they in turn offer to the community.

To celebrate the great work these organisations are doing, and ensure everyone living or working locally has an opportunity to understand who is on their doorstep and how to get involved Grosvenor will be holding an Open House Week from 30th November to 8th December.





Activities as part of Open House Week (30 Nov- 8 Dec)

Building A

The Old Vic

Old Vic New Voices is hosting a materialism themed workshop at its community theatre hub, Old Vic Workrooms, 7 – 9pm on Thursday 8 December. Open to anyone aged 16+. No experience needed! Sign up via



Building B


3Space offers affordable co-working space (and subject to approval of their temporary change of use application will offer this in Building B until Compass School return). The team invite you to join them from 6.30pm on Wednesday 30th November to learn more and enjoy an evening of art. Register for free tickets via

Building C

Turner Prize-winning collective, Assemble, is offering a sneak preview of their plans (which are subject to the approval of their temporary change of use application) for a creative workspace, including metal, wood and ceramics workshops. Drop by between 12 and 1pm, or 6 and 7pm, on Tuesday 6th December to learn more, and discuss opportunities for future involvement.

Buildings D, E, F

Compass School SouthwarkCompass School Southwark opened its doors in September 2013. When full it will teach 600 secondary school students in a brand new facility delivered by Grosvenor as part of the wider redevelopment. You’re invited to enjoy the school’s winter show on Monday 5th December, doors from 5.30pm, adult tickets £2.00. This is a great opportunity to see Compass students work with their neighbours, the Old Vic and the ETO, on a performing arts show.

Building G

English Touring OperaEnglish Touring Opera has rehearsed at Block G since January 2016. Pop in between 3 and 6pm on Friday 2nd December for a guided tour, or look out for their work in Compass School’s winter show!




Building H (ground floor)

Contruction Youth TrustConstruction Youth Trust provides free training to 14-30 year olds, and it’s throwing open its doors between 3 and 6pm on Friday 2nd December to tell you more. Pop in to see their workshops and hear more about their work.

Building H (1st floor)

Working WIth MenWorking with Men is the first organisation of its kind in the UK focused on working with boys and men who are socially or economically disadvantaged, marginalised or isolated. Pop by between 3 and 6pm on Friday 2nd December to meet the team.


Building G (Community Hall)

Carillion manages the site’s operations day-to-day on behalf of Grosvenor. Meet their team between 4 and 6pm on Tuesday December 6th, and learn more about their work across the site and in the community.

Say hello to Grosvenor over a minced pie and a cup of tea between 5 and 7pm on Tuesday 6th December.

Learn how to Start Your Own Enterprise with Tree Shepherd, who will be running a drop-in business surgery between 12 and 3pm on Friday 2nd December. Tree Shepherd supports people who have no previous experience but who have an idea or passion they think could be made into a business.

Building H.05

The Arts Café won’t launch for several weeks yet so although you’ll have to come back for a drink (or two!) the team set to be running the show will be happy to tell you more about their plans between 5 and 7pm.

Belong in Bermondsey

Grosvenor – Belong in Bermondsey

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland is part of Grosvenor Group, a privately owned property company Over the last four centuries, they have guided the evolution of some of the most celebrated urban neighbourhoods including Belgravia, Mayfair, and the city centre of Liverpool.



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