What would you like to see in the new multi-arts space in The Blue?

Really Local Group is coming to The Blue with a brand new bespoke multi-arts and cultural space in the former Thorowgoods store and becoming a new destination for the community.

After a successful bidding, Really Local Group and Sanchez Benson Architects are working together with Blue Bermondsey BID and Southwark Council to understand what kind of cultural and community activities local people would like to see in the space.

Now it’s your opportunity to share your feedback and say what you would like to see in The Blue’s new multi-arts and cultural space and cinema.

“It is our mission to renew existing spaces such as Thorowgoods to better reflect your community, with a design and operation that is representative of South Bermondsey’s needs and aspirations. Through our provision of inclusive and accessible space, this venue will offer a mix of cinema, performance and workspace as well as local food and drink”

Alex Macaulay, Development Director of Really Local Group

More than a cinema

The new multi-arts and cultural space will an exciting new addition to the marketplace, which is currently undergoing major regeneration works, which are expected to be completed in July 2021.

The illustrations shows the suggested distribution for the three storeys including two cinema screens on the top floor; a cafe bar and one small cinema screen, both spaces also be used for special events and are designed to be flexible. Finally, the ground floor aims to become the heart of the space with exhibitions and other events. Remember, you can share what you’d like to see.

Architect’s drawing showing the proposal for the new multi-arts and cultural centre in the former Thorowgoods furniture store’

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