- ClientAlan Camp and Sokari Douglas Camp
- Local authorityLB of Southwark
- Construction cost£600k
- StatusCompleted 1989
Private Artist house
Built twenty five years ago in the Walworth area of Elephant and Castle, on derelict council land. The cluster of buildings consist of Alan Camp and his sculptor wife, Sokari Douglas Camp’s gallery and workshops, with three large studios and residences on Morecambe Street, built for local artists.
The development also includes a new community hall and children’s day centre on Browning Street for the local community, funded through the development and grants. The scheme was one of the first new developments undertaken in the area for many years, and was considered to be unique in its ambitious use and redevelopment of a very derelict area.
The design of the scheme reflected the local context of blacksmith shops with dutch gables, and individual workshops with rooftop pulleys.