In Brief

The developers of Peckham Levels turned an empty parking garage into a multi-level retail and community space

After the Sainsbury in Peckham, London, closed down in 1983, an empty parking lot remained, attracting drugs and other illicit activities as it decayed. Fast forward to today, developers have renovated the garage to become Peckham Levels, a retail center filled with businesses, bars and restaurants to cater to a trendy crowd.

Besides just spots to hang out, the developers also created a place for artists to keep as their home base. There are 50 studios for creators and small businesses. In addition to places for gatherings like yoga classes, there are beautifully designed spaces for larger events.

The developers maintained a focus on the neighborhood around the venue. All entrepreneurs signing up to rent space must also contribute some work to the community through initiatives helping local children, the elderly or marginalized groups.

 

Peckham Levels

After the Sainsbury in Peckham, London, closed down in 1983, an empty parking lot remained, attracting drugs and other illicit activities as it decayed. Fast forward to today, developers have renovated the garage to become Peckham Levels, a retail center filled with businesses, bars and restaurants to cater to a trendy crowd.

Besides just spots to hang out, the developers also created a place for artists to keep as their home base. There are 50 studios for creators and small businesses. In addition to places for gatherings like yoga classes, there are beautifully designed spaces for larger events.