The Foundry, London
Over the last year Ethical Property has been working in partnership with four charitable foundations, Trust for London, Barrow Cadbury Trust, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and LankellyChase to create a Social Justice Centre. Formally known as The Foundry, this centre will offer organisations modern, secure facilities in a building that will become a catalyst for social change.
Having identified a substantial site we completed the purchase of the property in the Vauxhall area of London (situated between Oval and Vauxhall underground stations) in March 2012. We plan to carry out a full renovation of the building, giving it a new identity and ensuring that it provides facilities and support to both its tenants, the wider social change sector and the local community.
Although plans are at an early stage, the centre is due to open in 2014 and we are keen to hear from groups who may be interested in taking office space within the centre at that time, as well as those who have ideas as to other benefits the centre might bring and facilities and/or resources they would like to see located there. Now is the chance for organisations to have their say on content and design of the centre to ensure it meets the needs of the sector and provides a beacon for social change activity in the capital.