About

spare street 

a new street dedicated to Creative Enterprise in London, SE17

 

July 2016

- In July 2016, Spare Street opened to the public for the first time. Seeing Hotel Elephant more than double it's workspace provision in Southwark

 

24

- At Spare Street we have a total of 24 workspaces dedicated to recent graduates, from artists, designer-makers and start-up creative businesses. 

 
 

2009

- Hotel Elephant was established in 2009 as a not for profit company to provide space for Arts, Culture and Enterprise in Southwark. Hotel Elephant was founded by local artist and long term resident, Reuben Powell 

 

5

- The first permanent Creative Enterprise hub in the Elephant & Castle, Spare Street is made up of five newly refurbished, glazed fronted railway arches

 

80+

- With space for over 80 Creative Entrepreneurs, Spare Street is South London's newest entrepreneurial community

 

our story

 

57,000 sqft

- Since 2009, Hotel Elephant has provided 57,000 sqft of studio, exhibition and education space across 6 meanwhile use buildings in the Elephant & Castle 

 

8,750 sqft

- At Spare Street Hotel Elephant provides a total of 8,750 sqft of workspace including a public space & cafe across all five arches

 

1886

- Spare Street has been named after Austin Osman Spare - an Edwardian portrait artist who lived and exhibited locally until his death in 1956

 
 

70

- In addition to Spare Street, Hotel Elephant currently provides studio space for 70 artists and makers in two meanwhile use spaces in Southwark

funding and partners

 
Hotel Elephant has received funding from Southwark Council's Arts Grants Fund which has provided valuable support for our Creative Enterprise program for 2015/16 and 2016/17.

Hotel Elephant has received funding from Southwark Council's Arts Grants Fund which has provided valuable support for our Creative Enterprise program for 2015/16 and 2016/17.

 
 
Hotel Elephant was successful at securing capital funding for Spare Street, from the Mayor of London's Regeneration Fund in 2016. 

Hotel Elephant was successful at securing capital funding for Spare Street, from the Mayor of London's Regeneration Fund in 2016.