MORECOMBE ROAD, WALWORTH

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DEVELOPER
Architect Alan Camp

LOCATION
Morecombe Road, Bermondsey, south London

STAGE
Completed 1992

SCALE
Four houses

DIVISION OF LIVE/WORK SPACE
60% work, 40% live. Workspace housed in 3m high ground floor room, with living two bedrooms o­n each first floor and a top floor studio come living space that opens out o­nto a roof terrace

GETTING PLANNING CONSENT
Site was derelict brownfield before Alan Camp developed it

FUNDING
Privately finaned by architect Alan Camp

TARGET MARKET
Occupants were local artists who approached Camp

NETWORKING/CLUSTERING?
None, but residents know each other well

VIABILITY
All sold. Each unit houses at least o­ne employee with Alan Camp architects having to vacate the development because the firm became too large. 'Only o­ne person has moved out and she died,' says Alan Camp

TENURE
For sale

EMPLOYMENT IMPACT
Sculpture gallery, photographer, painter

ICT
Normal telephone connections ( scheme was developed in 1992)

DEFINING FEATURES
Camp developed a live work unit o­n a derelict brownfield for personal use with the remainder being developed in response to customer demand. He says: 'I was then approached by some artists who were living in a nearby council who didn't have enough space and who wanted something similar'

CONTACT
Alan Camp




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