POP Brixton ( for Carl Turner Architects)

Pop Brixton is a new community campus for startups, small businesses, local entrepreneurs and community organisations. This innovative incubator project is designed by Carl Turner Architects, it will be delivered in partnership with Lambeth Council and The Collective.

Created from low-cost, low-energy, shipping containers, the refreshing design has a focus on sustainability and efficiency. The converted units will create a mini-city, providing much needed flexible studio, retail, office and workshop space in one of London’s most vibrant communities.

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Pop Brixton received planning permission in September 2014 and construction began in January 2015. The project will make Pope’s Road its home for three years.

There will be space for live/work units, pop-up food facilities, bars and catering units with a central courtyard area, the only space of its kind in Brixton. Additionally, Pop Brixton will include an event space which will host live acts as well as community and private events including film screenings and performance art.

Working with retailers and the community, we want to transform the existing site into a multi-purpose space. Pop Brixton will be a diverse blend of enterprise and culture with a local focus. The units will be a platform for business, training and employment as well as providing a new outdoor space for the local community to spend time.

We believe this scheme will create a supportive and inclusive space for local people to share their knowledge and skills; creating jobs and business opportunities the whole community can benefit from.

Pop Brixton is firmly rooted in its community and with the support of the apprentices, designers, tenants and residents we aim to convey a sense of the diverse, vibrant and welcoming atmosphere of Brixton though this collaborative community campus.

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More info: www.popbrixton.org or www.ct-architects.co.uk