Today Sadiq Khan announced Brixton as a London Creative Enterprise Zone.

The Mayor unveiled this exciting news at Tripod, an innovative workspace for creative, tech and social businesses in Lambeth Town Hal. Lambeth, Croydon, Hounslow, Lewisham, Haringey and Hackney Wick will be awarded a share of more than £11m to boost creative enterprise in their boroughs.

Brixton is set to use its share on the following projects:

  • Opening one of London’s largest affordable workspaces with International House in Brixton and developing unused spaces in Brixton Rec into a creative workspace
  • The Next Generation initiative will support 500 young people living the CEZ by raising the visibility of cultural and creative careers and education pathways
  • Local young people from disadvantaged backgrounds will be involved in steering the CEZ programme and supported to develop new skills through a Young Creatives Board
  • Embedding affordable workspace into the borough’s planning process