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Coming Up Next: Peckham's Gentrification

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).
 

Pickman's model

every man and every woman is a star
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...
says the man who lives in a yuppie flat overlooking the canal.
 

Spymaster

Cockney Wanker
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...
Cunt.
 

mod

A modernist
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).
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.
 

ska invita

back on the other side
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.
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...
 

Cowley

Well-Known Member
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).
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?
 

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
...(cont.)"

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.
 

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
 

not-bono-ever

They are ringing the bells now but soon...
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
 

not-bono-ever

They are ringing the bells now but soon...
*This article has been edited from its original form after comments made by the founders created animosity locally.

indeed
 

not-bono-ever

They are ringing the bells now but soon...
bad news- the Gowlett is closing down - just announced.

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

good luck all
 

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.
 

not-bono-ever

They are ringing the bells now but soon...
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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