Breaking: Jay Jopling's London-based White Cube Announces Plans to Convert Massive Warehouse to New Gallery on Bermondsey Street, Southeast London

December 10th, 2010

Inside the Bermondsey Street warehouse, via NovaLoca

London art dealer Jay Jopling has just announced that the former Recall warehouse in Bermondsey Street will soon be converted to a gallery under his White Cube umbrella.  Jopling, through White Cube, represents such artists as Jake & Dinos Chapman, Tracey EminDamien Hirst, Gary Hume, Marc Quinn and his former wife Sam Taylor-Wood, among others.

Jay Jopling, via The Rich Life

More story after the jump…

Inside the Bermondsey Street warehouse, via London SE1

Outside Bermondsey Street warehouse, via London SE1

The large warehouse was purchased earlier this year, and has high ceilings with good lighting, ripe to become a significant component of the London art scene. Plans for the space include a large piazza entrance, a 60-70 seat auditorium and two separate galleries within, and storage for artwork along the inside perimeter of the building, according to London SE1.

City map (Bermondsey Street runs vertically), via Southwark Sites

London city map, via Google

Plans must first be approved by Southwark Council, which rejected the previous proposal for a 7- story residence on the site in 2008.

White Cube, 25-26 Mason’s Yard, via White Cube

White Cube, 48 Hoxton Square, via White Cube

Related Links:

White Cube [Official Site]
White Cube Reveals Bermondsey Street Gallery Plan [London SE1]
Southwark Planning Council [Official Site]

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U.S. Cellular paid $650,000 for naming rights to the Medford Sports and Community Park for the next six years.

A public naming ceremony and unveiling of the logo is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the park.

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In addition, U.S. Cellular is donating 100 soccer balls.

Medford Mayor Gary Wheeler said the company has renewal privileges if it wishes to contribute beyond the six years.

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“They’ve been very good corporate sponsors for the city of Medford,” said Wheeler.

Sjothun said it’s becoming more common for municipalities to sell naming rights to community facilities. He said he hopes similar partnerships can be created in Medford.

“There are a lot more amenities within the park available for naming rights,” he said.

U.S. Cellular’s contribution is the latest boost to funding for the new park.

In December, the Medford City Council approved a $2.56 increase (the fee had been 31 cents) in the annual parks fee on city utility bills. The city sold $18.9 million in revenue bonds to fund construction of components of the park as well as a gymnasium at the Santo Community Center.

On Thursday the council is scheduled to award a $302,250 contract to Hardy Engineering and Associates to design part of the park. If approved, Hardy will design five field sports areas, a baseball field, an entry drive from Lowry Lane, parking and other features.

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