A Rotherhithe Blog, The Lavender Pumphouse

The Lavender Pumphouse, facing into the remains of Lavender Pond, now a nature reserve.

The Pumphouse Theatre Project

Southwark Council are about to commence commercial marketing for the Pumphouse site at Lavender Pond, to attract a commercial operation to restore the building, and operate a commercial premises on the site after a long period of neglect and being closed to the public.

One early proposal is for the site to be restored and revitalised as a vibrant new Cultural and Arts Hub for Rotherhithe, with a 360 seat live Theatre Space aiming to program musicals, plays, dance, opera, comedy and film. A 100 seat Studio Theatre, Rehearsal rooms and a waterside board walk

Café / Restaurant are also part of the proposal, aiming to re-open the Pumphouse to the public at long last in a permanent and sustainable plan, which will also support the long term conservation of the Lavender Pond Nature Reserve, and incorporate community and education programmes, aiming to open in mid 2018.

Please note this proposal is not yet approved, and will be subject to planning applications, approvals and consultations.

Competing proposals for the Pumphouse site will be considered by Southwark Council after the marketing process has been undertaken, and it is understood a decision will be made in the New Year.

The theatre proposal – The Pumphouse Theatre Project – is just one of many options that the community might choose to support for the site. An informal “information” meeting with the residents of Lavender Pond was recently held with Daniel Sparrow, an Olivier award winning West End theatre producer (and local resident) who is leading the theatre project proposal.

If you would like to be added to the communications list for The Pumphouse Theatre Project, or would like any further detail or information please feel free to email daniel@danielsparrowproductions.com


If you would like to read more about the history of The Lavender Pumphouse, we recommend reading this post at A Rotherhithe Blog


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  1. […] residential education and training centres, cinema or gymnasium uses.”  One of the proposals was announced on the WiseSE16 website, a plan to turn the building into a theatre, but other proposals are expected to be submitted as […]

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