This year marks the 21st birthday of Cockpit Deptford, and we’re completely transforming it to be more open and welcoming to the whole community
Working with young architects practice Cooke Fawcett, the building is being refurbished and opened up, to make it more fit-for-purpose for the 60+ independent makers based there, as well as for the local Deptford community.
The main entrance will be expanded to create easier access from the pavement and a welcoming space for visitors for congregate. A front yard is being converted into a Craft Garden, designed by Sebastian Cox. A new cafe area will sit alongside the expanded learning space on the ground floor, hosting a rich programme of community workshops.
Cockpit makers delivered a fantastic programme of workshops as part of Lewisham Borough of Culture, and this fantastic new space will mean that we can host many more of these in future, right here at Cockpit.