Meanwhile Space public consultation events for 71-75 Albion Street

Planning Consultation

71 – 75 Albion Street | Demountable temporary new build | Low cost workspace | Skill sharing | Shared community yard

Following a design study and business plan to establish options, Southwark Council have partnered with social enterprise Meanwhile Space and architecture practice IF_DO to deliver a meanwhile use proposal for the vacant site at 71-75 Albion Street.

71 - 75 Albion Street Meanwhile Space

Meanwhile uses can bring animation and productivity to temporarily redundant spaces while the Council considers the use of the site prior to any redevelopment. Options for meanwhile use should reflect local need and use an approach that is unique to the area.

The proposed meanwhile use at 71-75 Albion Street creates opportunities for local start up businesses, employment and activity to Albion St through a temporary building for affordable workspace.

It will provide fairly priced workspace for local start-up businesses looking for space within which to grow and develop supporting new jobs created or retained in the local area. Additionally there will be spaces for programmed public activities and skill sharing that brings vibrancy to the currently empty site.

The Albion Street Meanwhile use will be a best-case example of re-deployable, high quality demountable structure which could be moved to another site after the meanwhile period. The structure will maximise the corner elevation making a positive contribution to footfall on Albion Street.

We invite you to see the designs and give us your feedback by attending one of the following drop in public consultation events. All are welcome to attend just drop in at the either of the locations between the times shown below.

Drop in exhibitions

Saturday 23rd March 2019

11:00am to 7:00pm | Scandinavian Spring market | Albion Street, SE16 7HZ

Wednesday 27th March 2019

3:30pm to 5:45pm | Albion Primary School, Albion Street, Rotherhithe, London SE16 7JD

All are welcome to attend and if there is anyone else who you feel should also be contacted about this project, please let us know. Should you wish to find out more but not be able to make the above events please email

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