Following on from its recent designation as one of six Creative Enterprise Zones for London, Brixton has received a further boost with more than £4m secured to improve public spaces, shop fronts and infrastructure, supporting market traders and businesses. We Made That supported LB Lambeth in securing a grant of £2.1m from the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund (GGF), which will be match funded by the council and other partners, to invest in the area around Brixton Station Road and the Brixton Recreation Centre.
The area has recently seen the opening of one of London’s largest affordable workspaces at International House, where the council has leased its former office building to the workspace operator, 3Space. The project has provided space for Brixton’s existing creative businesses, given opportunities to local entrepreneurs, social enterprises, and charities, and brought new creative and digital businesses to the area.
Lambeth Council’s application for GGF funding was developed in collaboration with Brixton Business Improvement District (BID), through engagement with stakeholders and informed by the council’s Creative and Digital Industries Strategy for Growth and Brixton Economic Action Plan, a report completed in 2017 by Hatch Regeneris and We Made That.
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