Brixton boxes clever with new event space

A new 200-people event space will launch in South London next month.

Pop Brixton is a ‘mini-city’ made from recycled shipping containers.

Architect practice Cal Turner won the Lambeth council competition to revitalise the site in Brixton Station Road. Alongside the event space, it will feature studios, shops and restaurants.

Property developer The Collective has raised £1.5m for scheme.

A spokeswoman for the project said the event space will feature conferences, including TEDx Brixton talks, concerts and cinema screenings.

Carl Turner, Founding Director of Carl Turner Architects said: “We are delighted to be working with both Lambeth Council and The Collective, and believe this innovative project will not only create one of the most exciting new public spaces in London, but also demonstrate that it is possible to create affordable space for local enterprise, creativity and people to flourish within a sustainable business model.”

Lambeth Cllr Jack Hopkins, Cabinet member for Jobs and Growth said: “Pop Brixton is a unique collaboration that is offering many local businesses space and the opportunity to flourish. It will be a great addition to Brixton’s well-deserved reputation as a stimulating, exciting and creative place.”

Reza Merchant, CEO of The Collective said: “With Pop Brixton also benefitting the surrounding community and adding to Brixton’s established lively character, we are proud to deliver this hub of creativity which perfectly shares The Collective’s ethos of sharing and empowerment.”

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