Connecting past and present through community enterprise
55 East will provide an affordable Co-working Space , a Community Events & Retail Hub and a Community-run Cafe, which will celebrate local entrepreneurship and support the local area.
Help shape this space:
55 East is located on East Street Market, one of London’s most iconic and oldest markets, which is based in Southwark, an area amongst the 10% most deprived neighbourhoods in the country. The local community fabric has been under attack especially with the demolition of The Haygate Estate and Aylesbury Estate and the eviction of 5000+ people.
55 East empowers locals during this time of upheaval to explore their business and social enterprise ideas, while free guidance and advice is provided to entrepreneurs at regular events in the Co-Working Space. Everything – from staff to the produce – is sourced as locally as possible.
In partnership with:
Pop-up retail and event space enabling local designers and makers to test their products and concepts.
Cafe with social impact at its heart, offering great tasting local food and coffee.