The Exchange is a social enterprise set up to find a new and sustainable future for Erith's Old Library. Building on the Library's past purpose as 'centre for learning and advancement', and drawing on the views of local residents collected through consultation, we work with our local community to use culture, arts and heritage to creatively and collaboratively reimagine our town. 

 The Exchange will: 

  • Maintain the Old Library and green space that surrounds it as accessible public assets

  • Celebrate Erith's history through town-wide and partnership programming

  • Champion the role of arts and crafts in developing strong communities

  • Develop collaborative projects that benefit Erith and its residents

  • Enable people to advance and transform Erith for themselves

  • Create opportunities for participation in all areas of project development and delivery

  • Develop mutually beneficial projects for communities and artists

  • Secure the building's future through developing a sustainable operating model

  • Be a space for all groups to come together and share

  • Create unique learning opportunities for schools, families and young people