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HISTORY

New Industry in Post-Modern Southwark

 

The Renaissance of the Docklands areas of Southwark were overseen by the London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC) which was a government-run -QUANGO (quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation). It replaced tight planning controls wielded by local government with a very laissez-faire control by the business orientated LDDC.

Old warehouses were turned into trendy flats, or gastronomicultural quarters such as Butler's Wharf. New Industries moved in such as printing and new technology plants. Financial Institutions began to leak from the City into Bankside. And new Museums and Galleries opened following the rebuilding of the Globe by Sam Wannamaker. The lack of planning in the LDDC areas left a slightly uneasy contrast between the old working class housing and the new areas, but the area was undoubtedly transformed.

The area is now a vibrant centre of new industries and an admired cultural quarter. Butler's Wharf, County Hall, Borough Market, the Globe and the Tate Modern are becoming famous landmarks and Southwark is again becomming famous as a place for a really good night out!.

 

Tate Modern - the Turbine Hall

 

Creative Industry in Southwark

Pool of London Partnership

Bank Side Traders Association

LDDC remembered

 

Page updated 5 Feb 2005
 
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The Lost Industry of Southwark Project is supported by:

the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs

Project Director- Kevin Flude

Email Kevin Flude. Cultural Heritage Resources

To find out more on Southwark visit the SOUTHWARK LOCAL STUDIES LIBRARY
& buy the excellent book by Leonard Riley entitled 'Southwark - an illustrated guide.'

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