The building at 17 Harts Lane is an old stables from the early 20th century that later became a motorbike garage. Owned by the local authority London Borough of Lewisham, at 80m2 it is a single storey ground floor space with a raw architectural quality and warm organic character.
The plans to refurbish the building include replacing the leaking roof, improving access, adding a disabled toilet, levelling the uneven floor, adding underfloor heating.
We also want to reconfigure the internal space so that it includes a working area for staff to have a more constant presence at the gallery.
These changes will help make our space more welcoming for artists, the local community and the wider public.
We are currently in the process of engaging and consulting our neighbours and the local community on the proposed improvement works.
As an eco-conscious organisation, hARTSlane will ensure that best practice is carried out for implementing green construction during the refurbishment work.