Cultural community space opens in South London
Developer Really Local Group has officially opened the doors to its first of a kind venue, Catford Mews.
Acting as a creative community hub for South London, the 14,000 sq ft venue will provide a multi-screen cinema, live entertainment space for music and comedy, pop-up food market with local traders, and eventually co-working areas and exhibition space.
The cinema is the first multiscreen in Lewisham in almost 20 years and offers 220 seats across 3 screens and is fully accessible, with wheelchair access and hard-of-hearing screenings.
Music and art will also form a key aspect of Catford Mews’ identity with a stage and live performance equipment available encouraging local collectives, artists, groups and even schools to become part of the diverse Catford Mews programme.
The food market will include a variety of stalls from local traders and the venue will also include a full-service bar, serving local produce, with its very own Catford Mews beer from local Brockley Brewery.
Preston Benson, founder of Really Local Group, commented: “Really Local Group is all about prioritising true localism, delivering first-class and much needed cultural infrastructure with genuine consultation with the people of the local area. It is my aim to make Catford Mews the envy of South London, a destination for the people of Catford and the surrounding area. I am incredibly excited to open this new community space and look forward to sharing details on our next projects in the coming months”