Deptford Foundry Studios


A new community of creative studios on a 250-year lease

Massing diagram (c) Beep Studio

Massing diagram (c) Beep Studio

In early 2019, Deptford Foundry becomes home to a new community of local artists, craft makers and designers.

Beep Studio are delighted to be working with Second Floor Studios and Arts (SFSA) on the fit-out and delivery of over eighty brand new purpose-built studio spaces: that’s 30,000 square feet of affordable workspace providing a home for up to 160 creative people.

The project is currently on site and in the final stages of construction.

 
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The area around the development is already home to a depth of creative business including bronze casting, galleries, studio workspaces, dance studios and jewellery makers, all supported by the presence and investment from Goldsmith’s College at New Cross. The new creative spaces will attract further diversity and individuality to the area providing a social and cultural value to the new residential development.

Practices represented include:

Architecture
Bookbinding
Ceramics
Clockmaking
Drawing
Fashion

Accessories
Fine Art
Glass Fusion
Graphic Design
Illustration
Installation

Interior design
Jewellery & Silversmithing
Leatherwork
Millinery
Moving Image
Painting

Fine Art Photography Printmaking
Sculpture
Soft Furnishings,
Textiles
Costume

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 Artists have long been part of Deptford’s thriving, creative and diverse community. The provision of the studio and workspaces at Deptford Foundry will continue that tradition within the area, encouraging creative use of space by artists for many years to come.

We are looking forward to continuing our work to widen participation in the borough, by developing and delivering a programme of community engagement projects and exhibitions specifically for Deptford Foundry Studios, its members, local residents and wider communities.
— SFSA Founding Director Matthew Wood

SFSA has the core aim of creating long-term security of tenure and sustainable studio workspace for its members.
The studios at Deptford Foundry are the first phase in a new 20-year strategy for the arts organisation, whose capital investment programme in a portfolio of building assets will create studio provision for generations of artists and makers to come.

 
Artists imprssion of Foundry Square, with studios at first and second floor levels.

Artists imprssion of Foundry Square, with studios at first and second floor levels.

Working with the local authority and local community, the shared vision for Deptford Foundry was sustainable mixed use development. We have always wanted to ensure Deptford Foundry would contribute positively to the local neighbourhood and provide the much needed employment space and new homes.

“The Mayor of London’s study into artists’ workspace found that 3,500 artists in London are likely to lose their places of work in the next five years and with 35,000 graduates emerging from London’s Art & Design schools every year, demand for studio space is ever increasing across the city.  

“We are really pleased to be creating this affordable employment space to help with this demand and for the talent of the future to use to support their works. We are excited to see the different types of artists flourish during their use of the studio space at our Deptford Foundry development.
— Adam Gaymer - Executive Director, Anthology London
High level view of Foundry Square

High level view of Foundry Square

Ground level view of Foundry Square

Ground level view of Foundry Square

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