The 60 container homes on Walworth Road provide space for 60 different occupiers, with priority given to small and start-up companies. Artworks Elephant as the project is called, utilises recycled shipping container homes to provide low cost business and retail space for creative and start-up companies in Southwark.
Tempohousing provided these container homes to the developer, using the modules that are manufactured in Holland in a social factory, where youngsters with no employment are trained on the job to build container homes. The same container homes from this factory were used for a homeless shelter project in Brighton.
Art Works is situated on Elephant Park and is designed to bring life and activity to the area during its redevelopment and to act as an ‘incubator’ for entrepreneurs. Low-cost space for new businesses. The recycled shipping containers have all been refurbished into innovative spaces to suit a range of different occupiers.