The Old Kent Road People’s Enterprise proposes an alternative economic model for Southwark, creating a new masterplan re-generating derelict industrial estates to work for the local community.
The new Social Enterprise Zone is tied together with the trading bridge; a megastructure spanning from Burgess Park to New Cross, following the old canal route.
The project then explores the first social business to kickstart the new economic model. A textile recycling plant that focuses on the craft of spinning and weaving. The monastic scheme supports economically vulnerable people, providing them with housing and opportunities for self-actualisation outside of survival in the late-stage capitalist society.