Pop Brixton is now home to 53 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
From Brixton & Lambeth
First Time Entrepreneurs
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.
Each member invests at least 1 hour each week into local mentorship, training and fundraising
10 of our units are offered at heavily discounted rates to social enterprises and new local start-ups
Our event spaces are available for free use for community events at least 25% of the time
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
Pop Brixton is the first project by Make Shift, a team of entrepreneurs and designers who unlock the potential in places.