Market has announced the launch of ‘Peckham Rise’ - an opportunity of a lifetime for an entrepreneur, freelancer or small business to get out of their flat or away from the library, and into a professional workspace that is designed to support people who want to work in their local area.
On offer are desks for up to four people for a full year, for free. They are set in a newly refurbished building of seven floors that will be home to a new coworking space, restaurants, meeting rooms, event spaces, a rooftop terrace with views right across central and south London and even a basement music venue.
Market have brought together a group of local business-focussed judges to help find a winner. They are:
Peter Babudu - Labour Councillor for the Rye Lane Ward
James Browning - Founder of Ballami Radio
Alex Fefegha - Co-Founder & Head of Making at Comuzi
Ibrahim Kamara - Founder of GUAP
Monique Tomlinson - Managing Director at Peckham Palms
Franky & Symara - Co-Founders of L’Appartement
The announcement comes ahead of the official launch of the building at 133 Rye Lane later this year. Nick Mansour from Market said: “Over the past four years we have been listening to and engaging with local people and businesses about our plans. We have developed a long-term approach and as Market starts to emerge from behind the scaffolding, we’re really excited to see how the building can offer a variety of different things to a broad range of people.
As a small business ourselves, we want to support a business that would benefit from free space, a professional environment, and connections to other people who are going through a similar journey. In the process of bringing Market to life we have met some brilliant people and are very grateful to our amazing Peckham Rise judges who have given us valuable guidance along the way.
We’re looking forward to seeing who enters, and are offering hard hat tours for anyone who wants to see behind the scenes before we open”.
To find out more about Peckham Rise and enter, visit: www.marketpeckham.com/rise