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Creative Community Space For Catford

Funded on Spacehive 2 October 2017

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Creative Community Space For Catford

Creative Community Space For Catford

Supersets By Supersets

We are a TV and Film set company looking to transform a derelict Catford building into a creative community hub.

Lewisham Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 02 Oct 2017!

We have been chosen by Lewisham Council as the preferred tenant to take over the derelict Thomas Lane Depot in Catford. We want to turn the space into a contemporary creative hub with our state-of-the-art scenery construction workshop at its core. We are looking to create spaces that are of benefit to the wider Catford community, including: a community beach, a community mural, and a drive-in movie night. We also want to provide evening classes, apprenticeships and other training opportunities from our workshop space. Supersets is a truly local business and we passionately believe in collaborating with and supporting the local community. This is why we want to ensure that our workshop can provide something for everybody; from open-air film screening and a skate park, to apprenticeships and educational partnerships, we want to place our workshop at the heart of Catford.

What we'll deliver:

  • Restore the derelict building
  • Paint a series of community murals
  • Create a skate ramp
  • Offer creative workspace to the community
  • Offer training and education opportunities
  • Create a community beach
  • Create drive-in cinema

Why it's a great idea:

On the Catford “Commonplace Map”, the the most frequent comments about Thomas Lane were: ‘run down’, ‘dull/boring’, ‘feels unsafe’. We believe that our project could change all of this. We want to create a space that the community can be proud of. By opening up the depot as a busy working building, and with the introduction of our training programmes and community initiatives, we will create a sense of community in the area and also help improve perceived safety. When we put out a survey to Lewisham residents, it showed that 98% of them would like to see an increase in community based initiatives in Catford, and that over 96% think that is is important for local businesses to offer training and skills development. There is clearly local appetite for what we are offering, and we have many of the skills needed to get this project off the ground within our workshop, but an injection of funding will be invaluable in helping us to reach our goals and create all of these initiatives.

Steps to get it done:

  • Begin building restoration
  • Purchase training equipment
  • Recruit apprentices and trainees
  • Build community beach
  • Build skate ramp
  • Establish drive-in cinema
  • Paint murals

Location Lewisham

About the space

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London Borough of Lewisham

How will the money be spent?Total £46,330

Restoration of the community and education areas of the building - £20,000 (43%)
Education and Training equipment and resources - £8,760 (19%)
Skate Ramp - £5,000 (11%)
Community Beach - £4,700 (10%)
Murals - £3,500 (8%)
Cinema (equipment costs) - £3,000 (6%)
Other - £1,370 (3%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Restoration of the community and education areas of the building
Education and Training equipment and resources
Skate Ramp
Community Beach
Cinema (equipment costs)
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £46,330

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