Peckham Levels: Pop Brixton team takes over Peckham's iconic multi-story car park

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  2. Pickman's model

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

    what's so iconic about this car park?
  3. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    It has a hipster bar at the top
  4. Pickman's model

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

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  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Frank's bar says that it is.
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  6. Pickman's model

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

  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    And here it is! Lovely views, mind.

  8. Pickman's model

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

    very representative of the local population.
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  9. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    There goes Peckham. :(
  10. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    It already happened, about 5 years ago.
  11. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    Yeah, Peckham's been the new Dalston for ages now
  12. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    I was in Peckham last Friday afternoon - the place is absolutely bonkers. Lively old school south London high street, with pockets of hipster stuff dotted around here and there, and then as you walk towards Bellenden Road suddenly it becomes super posh and you've walked through the looking glass into Dulwich, with dog grooming parlours and the like.

    I liked the high street a lot - so much energy and life. It was so....vibrant! *KLAXON*

    This multi-storey car park will up the hipster quotient of course, but hopefully it'll be in the style of the Bussey Building rather than Pop Brixton. Which can just fuck off back to Clapham, frankly.
  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Statement from one of the bids that lost out to the all-conquering Collective/Pop team:

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  14. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    I've only been to that car park once about three summers ago. The roof level was pleasant enough though the bar and its clientele were very much what people here would describe as 'nu-Brixton'. There were some artworks and artefacts on displayed around the place, including a vintage (well, 1960s anyway) car cut in half and whatnot.

    The whole setting was a big disconcerting. It is a massive car park that at the time at least was not in proper use but accepted cars. We happened to be in a car so drove up level after level until we could no more. The place was mostly deserted of cars or people. Finding a lift or stairs that went all the way to the roof proved surprisingly difficult, and frankly it didn't feel very safe. But I guess those who arrived on foot and took a lift from the ground level had a much easier journey to the top.

    The level immediately below the roof also has a couple of art exhibits going on, including a small room lined with hay.

    The entire square footage of the place is massive. It'll be interesting to see if they have any plans for all the other levels. Very few cars use the venue and banning them altogether would not be much of an issue regarding parking availability in Peckham.
  15. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    That's a bit of a weird statement. Two of the people who put their name to it are from Second Home. Second Home describe themselves thus:
    They're just as corporate.
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  16. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    I was on top of the downs by Avebury the other afternoon and encountered a gent from Tottenham, his PoV was that we are now facing unprecedented predatory stalking by serious money, wondering now if there's any room left in St Leonard's cos this town looks less and less like somewhere I will fit .......
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  17. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone ubi sunt

    They paved paradise, put up a parking lot, until some hipsters came along and turned it in an artist's paradise again. Bastards.
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  18. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Bit mystified about this. I thought Avebury was like Stonehenge.
    And St Leonards was like Hastings??

    Or were you explaining Rushy? In which case is it possible to be more explicit?
  19. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    I wasn't aware of downs near Avebury. Seems pretty flat around there. Apart from Silbury Hill
  20. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I think this was a psychedelic hipster post.
  21. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    You lot should be watching Babylon Freeview ch8
    It has unreconstructed railway arches, proper music and proper patois (not rhyming rap).

    Everything POP isn't.
  22. 299 old timer

    299 old timer Well-Known Member

    Will it have a raised bed of aubergines?
  23. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Rohan Silva was until quite recently a Special Advisor to David Cameron.
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  24. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    A group in Peckham is developing its own High Line disused railway project. I think they intend to be cornering the food growing.
  25. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    So the people who lost out are a corporate version of impact hub from Shoreditch led by ex advisors to Cameron?

    Regardless of who won, it's hard to cry too many rivers for them.
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  26. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    I'm feeling the worst for this thread...
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  27. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    No....but they might have hand reared cross thread beef for those that can't get enough of it here.
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  28. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Shameful stuff really. Give the artists nowhere to work and you'll be left with just more palaces of consumption for the middle classes.
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  30. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    800 affordable artists studios would have really been something.
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