01 Oct 2017
London, United Kingdom
The proposed Livesey Exchange seeks to introduce space for training, making and socialising to the Ledbury Estate on Old Kent Road (owned by LB Southwark).
The unusually sculpted podium of the Ledbury Estate forms the roof to the unused garages below connecting three tower blocks and providing great views across to the historic gasometers on Old Kent Road. It is a public space linked to a sports pitch opposite Camelot School and populated by hexagonal and triangular rooflights that used to illuminate the garages below but are now covered. This sculptural urban landscape with dramatic views is void of the many people who live here. The garages below as well as the external shared spaces could become an asset to residents of the estate and to the wider community.