Lambeth council have announced plans to transform the Town Hall, in Brixton, into flexible office space for fledgling local businesses.
The ‘Impact Hub‘ scheme will be targeted at a variety of small buisiness concerns and social ventures, including start ups, community enterprises, and freelancers.
The council hope the iniatiative will provide budding entrepreneurs with the opportunity to grow their business in a creative environment.
Participants of the programme will be offered affordable rates for access to the office space, based in the Town Hall, and will be encouraged to work collaboratively with organisers on the new facilities which will include a meeting space and areas for regular events.
Councillor Jackie Meldrum, deputy council leader, said: “The Town Hall is Lambeth’s flagship building, and it is vital that we get the maximum use out of it for everyone.
“Lambeth is a diverse borough with an enormous amount of untapped talent. The Impact Hub offers an opportunity for everyone to collaborate and nurture that talent to create productive and useful enterprises to benefit the whole community.”
The first Impact Hub was created in Islington North London in 2005, and the city now boasts an additional two hubs in the area, which include a initiative for supporting women in the fashion and textile industry, as well as coffee importers.
Membership to the Lambeth project will be made avaliable from just a few hours a week to an unlimited time each month.
The programme will begin on an initial trial basis and will start in April.