The Reed/ Jane Lidderdale House

Octavia’s  community hub, The Reed, is situated just off Portobello Road, and is a lively and modern space for people to socialise, learn new skills and develop new interests.

Its development brought together the expertise of a number of local partners to provide local people with a diverse range of activities and opportunities. 

The Reed is home to the Kensington Day Centre and Base@theReed, Octavia's digital media facility, equipped with industry standard film and music production equipment, wjhich offers free training and activities for young people. It also has a community café and large activity spaces. The development includes Jane Lidderdale House, which provides 13 one bedroom flats for older people.

The Reed was shortlisted for a RIBA award in 2019.

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