Super News for SuperSets – Great things happening for Catford


Creative Community Space For Catford is getting closer to its target, thanks to the Mayor of London
Supersets were thrilled to announce that the Community space project for Catford has been backed by the Mayor of London, receiving a £25000 Crowdfund London pledge, helping it reach 50% of its funding target.

On Twitter Lewisham MP Hiedi Alexander said:
Exciting times for #Catford ahead – we’ve got a fair bit of ££ to raise though – please help if you can. Heidi Alexander‏Verified account @heidi_mp · Jul 26

Catford it is over to us to make this happen if we want it. Crowd funding has become the favoured way to fund many projects recently, part of the reason for this is that involvement from the community from the start helps to deliver a stronger outcome for that community. This is a very exciting opportunity for residents and businesses of Catford, so have a look at the information and if it excites you, and you have the means, then please do consider making a pledge on the Supersets Spacehive Page


Here is more information about Supersets and their Crowd funding Spacehive campaign
We are a TV and Film set company looking to transform a derelict Catford building into a creative community hub.
We have been chosen by Lewisham Council as the preferred tenant to take over the derelict Thomas Lane Depot in Catford. We want to turn the space into a contemporary creative hub with our state-of-the-art scenery construction workshop at its core. We are looking to create spaces that are of benefit to the wider Catford community, including: a community beach, a community mural, and a drive-in movie night. We also want to provide evening classes, apprenticeships and other training opportunities from our workshop space. Supersets is a truly local business and we passionately believe in collaborating with and supporting the local community. This is why we want to ensure that our workshop can provide something for everybody; from open-air film screening and a skate park, to apprenticeships and educational partnerships, we want to place our workshop at the heart of Catford.

What we’ll deliver:

  • Restore the derelict building
  • Paint a series of community murals
  • Create a skate ramp
  • Offer creative workspace to the community
  • Offer training and education opportunities
  • Create a community beach
  • Create drive-in cinema
  • Why it’s a great idea:
    On the Catford “Commonplace Map”, the most frequent comments about Thomas Lane were: ‘run down’, ‘dull/boring’, ‘feels unsafe’. We believe that our project could change all of this. We want to create a space that the community can be proud of. By opening up the depot as a busy working building, and with the introduction of our training programmes and community initiatives, we will create a sense of community in the area and also help improve perceived safety. When we put out a survey to Lewisham residents, it showed that 98% of them would like to see an increase in community based initiatives in Catford, and that over 96% think that it is important for local businesses to offer training and skills development.

    There is clearly local appetite for what we are offering, and we have many of the skills needed to get this project off the ground within our workshop, but an injection of funding will be invaluable in helping us to reach our goals and create all of these initiatives.

    Steps to get it done:

  • Begin building restoration
  • Purchase training equipment
  • Recruit apprentices and trainees
  • Build community beach
  • Build skate ramp
  • Establish drive-in cinema
  • Paint murals
  • You can pledge your support to supersets here
    For up to date information from supersets follow them on tiwtter @Supersetsfilmtv
    or Check out their website

    Some of the comments from local Catford residents who are backing this project:
    “We are keeping everything crossed that you receive mayoral funding. Catford really needs and deserves this kind of investment.”
    “Fantastic initiative – just what Catford needs”
    “Such an exciting and inventive project – will be heavily used and enjoyed by many – best of luck and thank you for all your time and energy to make this happen for the community x”
    “Fantastic idea ! Truly Splendid are behind you 100%”


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