Welcome to Iliffe Yard, the workspaces of architects, ceramists, cleaning companies, community arts workshops, computer engineers, fashion designers and makers, film makers, graphic artists, jewellers, letterpress workshops, lighting engineers, lithographers, glassworkers, painters, potters, photographers, printmakers, sculptors, set designers and makers, shoe designers and makers, structural design engineers, video artists, web-designers, a yoga studio and a cafe.
Iliffe Yard, just off the Walworth Road in the London Borough of Southwark, is part of the the Pullens Estate comprising private and public housing surrounding three separate cobbled yards.
Originally built in 1870s as artisan workshops, these yards, Iliffe, Peacock and Clements, were individually linked to adjacent flats and were early precursors of the modern concept of work/live units.
With a strong sense of community, Iliffe Yard today is a dynamic environment for some of the best professional creative makers and designers working in London. “Today the Yards house a unique mix of some of the best artists, designers and craftspersons in the whole of Southwark, if not in London and beyond. The range of skills and expertise which sprung from the visions and ideals when the Yards were built, have continued into the 21st century.” george nicholson.
The work of occupants of the Yards has appeared in Vogue, Liberty, Fortnum & Mason, Harrods, the V&A, Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Downing Street, The Royal Academy, and Tate Britain. Recently film makers have won major prizes at International Film Festivals. Jewellery and fashion fans include Kate Moss, Army Winehouse and Vivienne Westwood. Twice a year, on the first weekend in July and the first weekend of December, we open our studios, offices and workspaces to the public. We look forward to meeting you.