a new chapter

A first phase of works

In 2016, London Borough of Bexley secured £926,600 from the Mayor’s London Regeneration Fund to repair and renew Erith’s Carnegie building. The council have also inputted over £900,000 to this first phase of works that will bring the lower ground floor of the building back into public use. The design has been led by Robin Lee Architects.

The Exchange will be taking on a long-term lease for the building, and will be reopening the building in Autumn 2018 with a host of arts, heritage and community activities and the Book Store café. Keep an eye on our events page for the launch programme.


The Exchange Project

The Exchange Project has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Architectural Heritage Fund. This support will help us to further develop our plans to make the old library into a thriving creative and community space. Between June 2018 and June 2019, we will be testing out heritage and arts activities that will be held at the old library. Keep an eye on our events page for more details.

We also need to raise £300,000. This money will support a full application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for £980,000 that we hope to submit in June 2019. To keep up to date with the project’s progress, please sign up to our mailing list.

The Exchange Project is a partnership project with London Borough of Bexley.