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Brand new creative studios launch in London’s Borough of Culture 2025 – South London News

Brand new creative studios launch in London’s Borough of Culture 2025 – South London News
Brand new creative studios launch in London’s Borough of Culture 2025 – South London News

The Royal College of Art (RCA) has announced the launch of brand new creative studios in the London borough of Culture 2025.

The new space, built within the New Acres development in Wandsworth, is the first project on the 1,000-home site to open to the public.

The RCA division, called Super Satellite, hosts weekly design workshops by current students with alumni conducting residencies focused on sustainability, led by RCA lecturer Kevin Haley.

The live creative studio can be converted into a venue for larger events, such as lectures, discussions and mini-exhibitions, in time for Wandsworth will become London’s Borough of Culture in 2025.

the Concept Store, can be used for presentations, discussions and events (Photo: Architectural photography in London)

Designed by Kevin Haley Studio, the space has a strict zero-waste policy, with everything on site able to be reused or moved to other retailers.

The transformation of construction waste on site into new materials, structures and life-size installations is prominently visible on the site, including the unit’s windows.

Mr Haley, founder of Kevin Haley Studio and tutor at RCA, said: “It is a huge project of my passion to encourage that creativity and provide a safe space for upcoming students to experiment with their art.

The space operates a strict zero-waste policy, with everything able to be reused on site or moved to other retailers (photo: Architectural photography in London)

“The NEX is a place where the community has been involved from idea to completion and the project seamlessly brings together different stories into one project.”

The second zone, the Concept Store, can be used for presentations, discussions and events, from small gatherings such as reading clubs, discussion groups and comedy nights to larger events such as pop-up fitness classes, exhibitions and large lectures.

Denz Ibrahim, Head of Futuring and Place at Legal and General Investment Management, said: “With Wandsworth now designated as London’s Borough of Culture from April 2025, New Acres will play a pivotal role in celebrating the community’s creativity and individuality through its carefully curated spaces.

“The NEX marks the first part of this journey to become one of the first brand neighborhoods dedicated to independent brands and will continue to shape the center of New Acres.”

Pictured above: The new creative space within the New Acres Development (Photo: London Architectural Photography)



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