A new world of opportunity for Loughborough Junction

26 October 2016

Written by: Lambeth Council

Better Lambeth - Council statements and updates - Focus on Brixton - Jobs and skills

Lambeth Council, with the help of funding from the Mayor of London’s London Regeneration Fund, are constructing a new campus-style enterprise hub, LJ Works.

The site will offer a variety affordable workspace, including a food business incubator & shared commercial kitchen, studios, makerspaces, co-working offices and individual and shared workshops, as well as a programme of on-site business support and training activities, facilitated by local organisations, Green Man Skills Zone and Tree Shepherd.

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A new world of opportunity for Loughborough Junction

LJ Works will offer a range of opportunities for local people to get involved, from those seeking to start up or expand a business, opportunities for local builders and craftspeople to be involved in the construction of LJ Works and plenty of training opportunities for people of all ages.

How can I get involved?

The project is intended to directly benefit the immediate community of Loughborough Junction, to achieve this, we need to hear from you to help shape and inform the design of the site and the activities that will take place when it opens.

Lambeth Council along with the design team, Architecture 00 and Public Works, will be consulting on the design and uses of the site with the public, as well as providing more information on the opportunities to get involved in this exciting scheme.

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Word from the Cabinet

Cllr Jack Hopkins, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Business and Culture, said: “LJ Works will bring so many opportunities for people living in and near Loughborough Junction, from those people who want to develop new skills to those entrepreneurs who are already starting their small businesses. Loughborough Junction has so much to offer and this is just one of many exciting projects and improvements happening in an area that has been for too long simply thought of as a transport thoroughfare.

“This is not the first project aimed at delivering good quality, affordable workspace for local businesses… and it certainly won’t be the last.”

Read more from Cllr Hopkins.

There is currently a shortage of available workspace in the Brixton area – just 100sqm as opposed to Angel and Shoreditch which have around 2,000sqm – and the council has recently applied for an Article 4 direction to protect office and business space from conversion into residential.

More happening in Loughborough Junction

There is a Loughborough Junction Masterplan, developed with residents, that will help guide new development in the area as well as a public realm improvement programme underway, guided by a steering group of local residents and businesses, that aims to improve the look and feel of the area.

More information on major projects happening in Loughborough Junction.