Brixton Works – Open workshops on 16 and 17 February

Written by Brixton Works

February 9, 2016
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Brixton Works is an ambitious project about the future of affordable workspace in Brixton. Across London, affordability and accessibility of space for startups, small and growing businesses are under increasing pressure as landlords raise prices or convert workspace into housing. But it is crucial that Brixton will continue to offer a diverse range of affordable spaces to enterprising people.

In December 2015, Lambeth Council commissioned a study to explore how this vision can be achieved. Read more about the initiative and the team on Cllr Jack Hopkins’ blog and our website .

To be truly successful, a project like Brixton Works depends on people working together. Therefore, on 16 and 17 February, the team invites anyone interested in the future of affordable workspace to discuss our initial findings and the emerging project vision. We’d like to meet with local businesses, business support providers, young people, artists and other local people.

Practical info:

  • Workshop 01: Tuesday 16 February 1-2 PM
  • Workshop 02: Tuesday 16 February 6.30-7.30 PM
  • Workshop 03: Wednesday 17 February 8.30-9.30 AM

Refreshments will be served.

All workshops will be hosted at:
Impact Hub Brixton
POP Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road
London
SW9 8PQ

Register attendance on Eventbrite

We look forward to meeting you!

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ABOUT

Brixton Works is an ambitious project about the future of affordable workspace in Brixton.

Across London, affordability and accessibility of space for startups, small and growing businesses are under increasing pressure as landlords raise prices or convert workspace into housing. But it is crucial that Brixton will continue to offer a diverse range of affordable spaces to enterprising local people.

Lambeth Council will invest directly and develop partnerships with others to make sure that Brixton Works achieves this vision. The Council has committed to invest a minimum of 500m2 space and £200,000 to support the development of Brixton Works.

The aim of Brixton Works is to be financially self-sustaining and not to make large profits. It is a project driven by a strong mission, and profits would be re-invested into this mission: to support an inclusive local economy full of opportunities for enterprising local people. Lambeth Council has commissioned a feasibility study to explore a sustainable financial model and appropriate governance approach to making this happen.

The feasibility study will be led by three mission-driven organisations: Architecture 00, an architecture and design practice that has co-invested in a range of workspaces and not-for-profits; Camden Collective, a charity creating affordable workspace in Camden; and Impact Hub Brixton CIC, a local collaborative workspace. The study will be an open process looking for input from a wide range of local people – more on that here.

GET IN TOUCH

We’d love to hear from people interested in the development of Brixton Works. Get in touch with the team at teambrixtonworks@gmail.com.

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