Brixton’s Electric Avenue to shine again!
Written by Future Brixton team
September 25, 2014
Categories: Brixton Central
The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded a grant of £1.95 million to the Brixton Townscape Heritage Initiative. Combined with the £650,000 committed by Lambeth Council, this funding will help to restore the iconic Electric Avenue, revitalising businesses and bringing vacant first floor spaces back into use.
Cllr Jack Hopkins, Cabinet member for Jobs & Growth, said: “I’m delighted that we have been successful in our bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for £1.95million. It would not have been possible without the support of the community and the hard work of the Brixton Heritage Regeneration Partnership. The backing of the Heritage Lottery Fund, combined with a council cash commitment, will boost businesses, improve the look of the area and have knock on social benefits.”
Sue Bowers, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund London, said: “This project makes possible the restoration of a number of buildings in the heart of Brixton town centre. This not only strengthens and enhances the historic character of the area but it also helps to reinvigorate the local economy by bringing buildings back into productive use.”
A pot of £105,000 will fund a range of community activities to get people thinking about and experiencing Brixton’s heritage.
For more information visit Electric Avenue and Heritage Lottery Fund page here