Pop Brixton

About us

Pop Brixton is an original project that supports local jobs, training and enterprise.

It is a community initiative that has transformed a disused plot of land into a pioneering space that showcases the most exciting independent businesses from Brixton and Lambeth, providing a new destination that supports them to set up shop and share space, skills and ideas.

As well as providing the space local businesses need to thrive, we work with our members to make a positive difference in the community. We all invest our time and skills into charitable projects, we provide free space for community events of every kind, and we host regular open workshops ranging from kid's art classes to horticulture training in our community garden.

This is a temporary project, delivered in partnership with Lambeth Council, and is currently planned to remain in place until Autumn 2018.

Pop Brixton promotes responsible drinking, we support the Drink Aware campaign, click here for more information

Our Members

Our Members

Pop Brixton is now home to 55 independent businesses including restaurants, retailers, makers, street food traders, designers, digital start-ups, a community barbershop, a youth radio station and a number of social enterprises.

We aren’t here to give high street brands another storefront. All our members are independents, most come from Brixton and Lambeth and many of them are start-ups entering their first permanent premises.

We’re here to support the little guys with the big ideas.

Meet our members

100%

Independent Businesses

70%

From Brixton & Lambeth

50%

First Time Entrepreneurs

20%

Social Enterprise

Our community

At the heart of our project is a focus on supporting and engaging our community. So as well as providing space for local businesses, we work hard to get involved in positive projects in the area.

We offer discounted rents to social enterprises and total start-ups who need space to get their business off the ground.

All our members use their time and skills to support local causes, investing at least 1 hour each week into a Community Investment Scheme managed by The Brixton Pound. Through this partnership we are constantly working with local schools, charities and community organisations.

Our event spaces and public areas are available for free hire for community events like meetings, fundraisers and workshops.

To help us make a positive impact we are guided by a steering group of local residents, business owners and community figures.

Our community

1 Hour

Each member invests at least 1 hour each week into local mentorship, training and fundraising

10 units

10 of our units are offered at heavily discounted rates to social enterprises and new local start-ups

25%

Our event spaces are available for free use for community events at least 25% of the time

Pop Farm

Pop Farm

Pop Farm is an urban growing project bringing a community garden into the heart of Brixton.

Its aim is to make gardening more accessible to local people, educating, informing and sharing food growing knowledge in the community. Across our site, we have created a beautiful urban farm, growing decorative plants and fresh herbs, vegetables and other ingredients for use by local people, food businesses and Pop Brixton’s community of caterers.

It also offers education and including professional programmes in horticulture, free workshops with local primary and secondary schools and open weekend workshops for the public to take part in.

Find out more

Community stories

Find out more about the kind of work we do to support the local community using our space, skills and time

Project Team

Pop Brixton is the first project by Make Shift, a team of entrepreneurs and designers who unlock the potential in places.

Find out more about Make Shift

Project Partners

The Collective logo
Carl Turner Architects logo
Lambeth Council logo