Wednesday, June 26The Voice of London

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Plans for Camden’s Cockpit Yard redevelopment set in motion

The 18th century craft and creative space is in line for a 21st century revamp. Reporter: Emily Fortune | Sub-Editor: Yasmin Jeffery A redesign of Camden’s award-winning Cockpit art space and the neighbouring Holborn library is currently in the proposal stages and awaiting planning permission. Many who use the space are disappointed about the plans, as it means the library’s extensive archive will need to be moved to an off-site location to fit 105 new residential apartments. Coffey Architects, the developers behind the project, want the space to become a hub for local creative businesses. They estimate it will generate an impressive £3.75 million for the economy, along with the profits from the sale of the new residential units, meaning the plans will cost nothing for the taxpayer.