Edible Rotherhithe Kitchen and Studio

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Edible Rotherhithe Kitchen and Studio

Edible Rotherhithe Kitchen and Studio

Edible Avondale SE1 By Edible Avondale SE1

We want to construct a multi-purpose social space that will be a kitchen and dining room for food education using the food we have grown and a studio classroom for arts workshops and classes.

Southwark Idea stage

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We think it would be great to have a place where we can invite people to share the joy of preparing and eating the food that we are growing here at Edible Rotherhithe. We would like to construct a multi-purpose space that can be a dining room, a studio for art classes and small cafe. We are working with architecture practice STORE Projects to design and construct a multi-purpose space that will bring people together. The project will be part of our education programme and students will work with people in the local community to design and build a new multi-purpose space for Edible Rotherhithe.

What we'll deliver:

  • Construct a new multi-purpose social space
  • Serve tea and coffee and be a place to relax
  • Develop a dining area with kitchen where community groups can prepare and eat food
  • Involve our local community in the build
  • Provide a studio space for art classes
  • Provide free instruction in building techniques
  • Work with young people in the community who are interested in Architecture

Why it's a great idea:

A multi-purpose space would be the perfect complement to our community garden and give us a space to continue our food and arts education classes, make meals and many other things. It would also give Edible Rotherhithe a central space to our project and enable us to open up outside of our existing shipping container workshop classrooms. We need to find ways to encourage people out of isolation and to find safe spaces for reflection, learning, and enjoyment. A new social space in the garden environment can help make those connections with people in our community who might feel disconnected or in need of support. Volunteering and gardening are holistic ways in which we can help offer ways for people to find positive ways out of loneliness. The Edible Rotherhithe project is a community garden and arts initiative. We give people the opportunities to connect with nature and food education and develop skills and ideas through our arts education programme.

Steps to get it done:

  • Construct a new multi-purpose social space and studio
  • Hold a consultation to take on board ideas from locals, which we’ll feed into the architect’s design
  • Progress with Store Architects to produce: drawings, visuals, and technical documentation
  • Commission our planning consultants to formally submit for Pre-Application Planning Advice to Southwark Council
  • Work with students and members of the local community to build the structure together

Location Southwark

Southwark has 251 other projects and £1,335,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

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London Borough of Southwark

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How will the money be spent?Total £23,793

Building materials - £10,000 (42%)
Design development including computer modelling - £3,000 (13%)
Teaching and educational workshops - £2,500 (11%)
Contingency - £2,000 (8%)
Food education classes, meals and events - £2,000 (8%)
Kitchen equipment - £1,000 (4%)
Landscape surveyor - £1,000 (4%)
Other - £2,293 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Building materials
Design development including computer modelling
Teaching and educational workshops
Food education classes, meals and events
Kitchen equipment
Landscape surveyor
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £23,793

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