Good things can often come from unexpected places, which rings true when considering the newly opened Peckham Levels, an immersive community hub and retailer that was built from an old parking garage.
When the Sainsbury's in Peckham closed in 1983, the skeleton of the parking garage remained, serving as a community eye-sore that was often the site of illegal activities. This space has now been renovated and updated to feature restaurants, bars and businesses that cater to the district's growing community of contemporary Millennials.
Peckham Levels comes equipped with plenty of relaxing hang out spots and even serves as an artistic hub, which houses 50 studios. To make matters even more community-centric, all those who apply to rent a space in Peckham Levels must give back to the community in the form of local initiatives that support children, the elderly or marginalized groups.