Just as workspace in Brixton was looking as hard to find as ever at reasonable rates, two new opportunities have come along together.
Meanwhile Space community interest company is partnering with Lambeth council to fit out and operate the atrium of the refurbished Lambeth Town Hall as affordable creative and digital workspace. Spaces are due to be ready in April and start at £150 a month.
Local designers Eley Kishimoto in partnership with Dolman Bowles who created Brixton’s “flash crossings”, will be designing the fit-out of the space.
To register an interest and find out more visit meanwhilespace.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, just behind Brixton prison, space at 215 Lyham Road that was used by Eley Kishimoto for 20 years was opened as Canvas Co-working.
The scheme has been brought to life by Big Issue Invest, the social investment arm of The Big Issue magazine, working with the Connection Crew that occupies the rest of the building. Connection Crew provide staff for events who were once homeless but who are now carefully trained specialists.
Another project, the 215 Fund, was launched at the same time. It will provide support for events and installations that benefit Brixton and beyond – donating a total of 500 hours of personpower to projects in 2018.
You can find out more about Canvas, Connection Crew and #215Fund at connectioncrew.co.uk or follow @ConnectionCrew and @CanvasBrixton.