The Walworth community is fighting to save one of the last surviving Victorian scene-painting studios, based at 'Flints' at the Queens Row. Harkers Studio housed a local business which served both the theatre industry and the wider arts community. Labour-run Southwark Council has granted planning permission to redevelop the building into flats and office space, without much consultation.
Local Green activist Liba Hoskin said: “We do not need more luxury flats. We need to keep the few remaining industrial buildings and workspaces in our area for small businesses, craftsmen and artists.”