Copeland Industrial Park has been part of central Peckham for many years, providing traditional warehouses and light industrial uses, as well as artist studios in the Bussey Building. In 2009, it was saved through local campaigning from becoming a tram depot site. Since then, relaunched as Copeland Park, it has lost many of its industrial uses and now houses the creative quarter of Peckham. We work closely with local community groups, notably Peckham Vision to improve central Peckham.
The historic Bussey Building, named after the sporting goods manufacturer George Bussey, and dating from the late 19th century is located on the north of the site. Originally the building was used for manufacturing sporting goods, particularity cricket bats, and now has a vast range of occupiers, including creative arts, artists studios, theatre groups, live music venues, fitness studios, and faith groups. The Bussey Building has high ceilings, good natural light, and displays a wealth of historic industrial features in their raw state as well as the incomparable views of the majority of London's iconic buildings from the various roof tops.
A multi storey retail premises with an Art Deco frontage on Rye Lane, is located within the remaining part of Holdron's 1930s department store and houses retail space on the ground floor, with a long Arcade space adjacent.
Other buildings on the site are single storey warehouses, gallery space and Victorian houses over 70 years old utilising Peckham's industrial heritage. These buildings have high ceiling and eaves height, and can utilised for a number of creative businesses.