Coming Up Next: Peckham's Gentrification

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Crispy, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    The one thing that kind of limits Peckham utter takeover is the relatively limited housing stock, or at least limited victorian/georgian housing stock (beyond Bellenden zone).
  2. Diamond

    Diamond The Red Baron

    I know that this is around 18 months ago but what is absolutely hilarious about this article is that it is written by Alex Proud!

    That would be the same Alex Proud who owns the Proud Archivist on the "Haggerston Riviera"...

    Talk about rank hypocrisy...
  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    says the man who lives in a yuppie flat overlooking the canal.
  4. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

  5. mod

    mod A modernist

    The main drag is still a stinking dump. People must come out of peckham rye station expecting some untra trendy place. You need to know where to go and go to find the cool/trendy places still.
  6. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    yeah but no but - if you walk down rye lane you cant miss them...theyre creeping up from the south end of the road buts theres laods on rye lane now - about 7 or 8 - there were none on rye lane when this thread started. Still in a real minority though, so thats good

    Rye lane station will be redeveloped before too long - the plans are all made - i think compulsory purchases/evictions are issued? i know some of the people in the arches out the back are being moved....pretty sure i heard that...
  7. Cowley

    Cowley Well-Known Member

    Yeah I hear ya, it's why places like Hackney & Brixton have been taken over by "Tarquins & Talulahs", both places have streets upon streets of Period Housing so are appealing to the wealthy middle class families. Peckham obviously has Bellenden, that bit has been posh for a good while. I have only been to Peckham a couple of times over the past few years for nights at the Bussey Building so haven't really checked out how gentrified it's become. Seems that there are quite a few small music collectives forming there and some good ones at that, a decent record shop too so I hear? Outside of that I have no idea what is making the area so talked about?
  8. Catchit

    Catchit Member

    And as if like clock work, Bussy Building, the CLF Arts Cafe and Rye Wax are now under threat from the proposed redevelopment of a building in close proximity to the location.

    Rye Wax

    "WELL, who knew it would be this quick? We’ve been open for just over a year now and already the looming shadow of redevelopment has cast its Burton-suited, TOWIE-watching shadow across our place of work, and it sucks.

    Anyone who’s visited Rye Wax & the Bussey building (or indeed any of the myriad of artist studios, bars, restaurants, gyms, yoga practices, martial arts practices, cinemas, or even churches) will know that 133 Rye Lane serves a vital function as a hub of creativity for South East London. So, naturally, the property developers have decided to cash in.

    The eleven flats will be in that big, derelict building in the smoking area of Bussey. On the ground floor will be 8 shops and if they aren’t generic chain stores, I’ll eat my copy of the last Light Sounds Dark compilation

    Fact mag article:
    Bussey Building and Rye Wax under threat from property developers

    Objections or support for the planning application can be lodged here:
    15/AP/3666 | Construction of a two storey extension to the roof, and the excavation and provision of a second basement floor within 133 Rye Lane to allow the conversion of the building into community floorspace (D1/D2) and retail / restaurant floorspace (A1/A3) at ground, 1 and 2 levels and 11 residential units (three 1 bedroom units, three 2 bedroom units, four 3 bedroom units and one 4 bedroom unit) to upper floor levels. | 133 RYE LANE, LONDON SE15 4ST

    Please do make your voice heard if you care about this, it would be a massive blow to dwindling arts scene and all the culture surrounding it if this one goes down too.

    Edit: Just seen that this has in fact been addressed in another thread already. Apologies for dodgy search skillz.
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  9. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

  10. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

  11. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    anyone remember this from a couple of years ago? Peckham fashion
    Kit Neale is a born and bred SE15 boy. Despite moving his studio north of the river, the menswear designer has remained loyal to his roots, celebrating the rich culture of Peckham in his prints. From a playful take on the chicken shop motif, to reworking the classic children’s roadmap to that of Rye Lane – beauty salons included – Neale’s SS14 collection is a love letter to the area he grew up in.
    Kit Neale's guide to Peckham
  12. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade

    How much of, er, traditional Peckham is familiar with that use of "chicken"?
  13. little_legs

    little_legs Поехали!

    Honest Burgers is opening a branch right outside Peckham Rye station

  14. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Khans redevelopment is still ticking along (i think)- piece about it here

    There an incredible building up there... look through the holes in the ceiloing of Khans for a view...

    How it will look after Art Deco Quarter - Peckham Vision
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  15. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    Its a potentially stunning biulding- as a re a couple nearby, and the much hated station concourse area. Them crittal windows will be utterlry silly money to be refurbished to modern standards
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  16. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

  17. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

  18. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Peckham Rye Station Square planning application:


  19. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    Not as popular as you all think?
  20. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

  21. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  22. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

  23. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

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  24. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    *This article has been edited from its original form after comments made by the founders created animosity locally.

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  25. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Loved this reply on FB from a neighbour:

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  26. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Yep, saw that and had a good laugh!
  27. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

  28. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    bad news- the Gowlett is closing down - just announced.

    If I had a local, then this was it. Pretty gutting really

    good luck all
  29. iamwithnail

    iamwithnail Well-Known Member

    Uch. Just x posted that in the DHFC forum, but a bit grim. That's the Albert (ruined, shit version of what the Victoria used to be), the Victoria Inn (pretentious parody of itself after the refurb, remarkably) gone to shit, and the Gowlett's gone. Leaves the Montpelier as the only friendly-ish pub round that way I think, since the Cadham arms went a couple of years ago.
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  30. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    the MP is a good place , but I have being going to the Gowlett since I arrived in Peckham, even before the children came along. We have met up with friends there for get togethers for about 15 years now. I may not go out as much as I used do (don't we all) but this is very sad. fucks knows what kind of gastro monstrosity will slide into the space - the Gowlett only did pizzas and chili oil - that was all you needed...

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