Faircharm Creative Quarter, Deptford

Bringing a new vibrancy to Deptford through mixed use regeneration

Tibbalds was commissioned by Workspace to develop and deliver a planning strategy for the regeneration of the Faircharm employment site in Deptford.

Project Deliverables:
7,000 sqm flexible commercial space suitable for a mix of artists and creative industries and 148 homes
Workspace PLC
Karakusevic Carson Architects
Deptford, Lewisham
Detailed planning consent granted May 2013. Scheme completed 2017

A new mixed neighbourhood comprising new and refurbished workspaces for light industrial users, artists and small businesses, new mixed tenure homes and a vibrant new public realm.

The existing buildings have reached the end of their economic and design lives. They do, however, house a number of creative industries.

Working with the existing community, Workspace sought to develop a new mixed use quarter comprising residential, flexible workspace and studio space suitable for both existing and new tenants.

The residential development helped to cross subsidise the delivery of new and refurbished workspace and helped establish the area as an important new mixed use destination.

The site is a protected employment site and hence the mixed-use regeneration involved a departure from adopted planning policy. Securing a planning consent involved complex discussions in relation to viability, business continuity and new employment creation.

Detailed planning consent for the scheme was granted in May 2013.


  • New London Awards 2014, Winner in Mixed Use category

Core Team

Below are some of the key people that worked on this project.

  • Portrait of Jennifer Ross
    Jennifer Ross
  • Portrait of Lizzie Le Mare
    Lizzie Le Mare
Portrait of Lizzie Le Mare

Start the conversation...

Learn more about the Faircharm Creative Quarter project by contacting one of our team

Call Lizzie on 0207 089 2121 or email