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

teuchter

je suis teuchter
It looks a bit grim to me. The photo of the G-plan sideboard, standing there without any furniture friends in the cold, demoted to token vintage stage prop status, makes me sad. The globe tries to tell us maybe this could be a place for contemplation, the disco ball insists that there's fun. But it's just an unheated car park, never designed for either of those things, tarted up on the cheap.
 

SpamMisery

Pretty comfortable here right under your skin
I think it looks whizzo. I'll be giving it a punt on the rare occasions I go to Peckham.
 

editor

hiraethified
I've had a think and this is my verdict:

It's just more of the same Pop Brixton stuff. Great if you like that kind of thing, one big yawn if you don't.

It's got little to do with locals and local culture and everything to do with beamed-in Blairite entrepreneurs, creatives and cool kids.

It could be Hoxton. It could be Brixton. It could be Dalston. Eating pricey pretend street food off paper plates while sat on a crappy DIY wooden chair in an old car park is not where I want to be.

But, yes, maybe I'm the one missing out...
 

CH1

"Red Guard"(NLYL)
I've had a think and this is my verdict:

It's just more of the same Pop Brixton stuff. Great if you like that kind of thing, one big yawn if you don't.

It's got little to do with locals and local culture and everything to do with beamed-in Blairite entrepreneurs, creatives and cool kids.

It could be Hoxton. It could be Brixton. It could be Dalston. Eating pricey pretend street food off paper plates while sat on a crappy DIY wooden chair in an old car park is not where I want to be.

But, yes, maybe I'm the one missing out...
À Propos of something else entirely I've just learnt that the noted humanist atheist Euro-enthusiast philosopher A C Grayling lives in Peckham (at least according to Wikipedia).

I wonder if he will give it a go if tiring of writing and lecturing of an evening?
 

Borp

member
À Propos of something else entirely I've just learnt that the noted humanist atheist Euro-enthusiast philosopher A C Grayling lives in Peckham (at least according to Wikipedia).

I wonder if he will give it a go if tiring of writing and lecturing of an evening?
Apropos nothing I've seen him in a bathrobe in a flat in bloomsbury. :hmm:
This was through a window while I was drinking outside at a pub I should add.
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
I think it looks whizzo. I'll be giving it a punt on the rare occasions I go to Peckham.
Why do you come into Brixton Forum? This post, as all your posts here have been, is a deliberate wind up. Something you relish. Have you not anything better to do in your life except for trolling this forum?

For people like me what's happening to London is nothing to joke about.

Part of the problem with what's been happening to London is that people like you think its great. And think you can come on long established community orientated website like this to have a laugh at the losers.

You are the most objectionable poster I've come across in in Urban.
 
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Gramsci

Well-Known Member
The one good thing about Peckham Levels us that it means the Peckhamplex cinema is now safe from " redevelopment". It's the opposite to what's been reported here about Peckham Levels. Reminds me of why I like cinema.
 
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Nanker Phelge

Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.
I went yesterday.

Not really my thing.

£7 to eat 6 chicken wings in a multi-storey car park ain't really for me.

An observation: No black or brown people inside (aside from those serving), which is a massive contrast to what's outside in Peckham Rye.
 

sealion

Well-Known Member
But i drink cans of £4 red stripe and eat jerk chicken. # Living in the gated hood and multiculturalism rocks :facepalm:
 

editor

hiraethified
To the surprise of absolutely no one

Alongside these structural issues, Peckham Levels’ community focus wasn’t nearly as present as the food vendors had anticipated. The venture is yet to turn a profit, meaning that the commitment to donate 10 percent of its profits to a community fund is yet to be fulfilled. Make Shift told VICE that as it doesn’t expect Peckham Levels to become profitable until its third or fourth year, so has contributed its own money to that fund in the meantime. This is good, but it does mean that Make Shift gets to determine the amount that it will donate. (This amount was not disclosed to VICE).

Meanwhile, community hours, which are part of every Peckham Levels member’s contract, go largely unfulfilled, according to all the food vendors I spoke to. The service-level agreement between Southwark Council and Make Shift outlines the company's initial commitment to "deliver 3,600 hours training or equivalent community benefit," but admits that it has "struggled to make this work in a meaningful way."
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