Lambeth: International House affordable workspace project extended

29 November 2023

Written by: Lambeth Council

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International House in Brixton, which is leased to 3Space and run as one of London’s largest affordable workspaces, will remain open until December 2024 before its proposed refurbishment as part of the council’s plans to deliver new homes and workspace on its land at Brixton Station Road and Canterbury Crescent.

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Lambeth: International House affordable workspace project extended

International House is an 11 storey office building located on Canterbury Crescent that forms part of the Brixton Recreation Centre complex. Since being vacated by council as part of its Your New Town Hall project, it has been managed by affordable workspace specialists, 3Space, to provide space for new and growing businesses, social enterprises and charities working in the design, creativity and innovation sectors.

Cllr Danny Adilypour, Lambeth Council Deputy Leader (Sustainable Growth and New Homes), said: “Our partnership with 3Space has proved really successful in creating a new hub for start-ups, creatives and local entrepreneurs.

“The continued use of International House will help more people get their businesses off the ground, and also be an opportunity for us to work towards a future that builds on the successes we have enjoyed here.”

Andrew Cribb, the CEO and co-founder of 3Space, said: “Over the last five years in our Brixton home, we’ve proudly witnessed our tenants flourish within our supportive community, having successfully incubated teams from their humble beginnings to organisations that are now thriving in their industries.

“We now have an incredible opportunity to relaunch International House as a space for public good for another 12 months. This is an exciting time to join our community.”

International House offers fixed desks, private offices and project spaces to suit a variety of needs. To find out more visit or to enquire about space email

Up until early 2018 International House was used by around 600 council staff. As part of Council’s rationalisation of its office buildings these staff recently moved into the refurbished Lambeth Town Hall and new Civic Centre on Brixton Hill.

In 2019 International House was recognised as the UK’s first Living Wage Building. All tenants based within the co-working building are obliged to pay at least the London Living Wage to their employees and contractors.

International House remains in council ownership and its forthcoming refurbishment, along with plans for the Pop Brixton site at 49 Brixton Station Road, will provide new homes, workspace and commercial space, as well as improvements to the local market and local streets.