Townscape Heritage Initiative

As part of the Brixton Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, The Brixton Project and Lambeth Council. Over the past 5 years the project has funded the extensive repair and restoration of the central architecture of Brixton, focused particularly on the restoration of Reliance Arcade and the extensive refurbishment of the buildings on Electric Avenue. The ambition for the project was to protect Brixton’s historic buildings and preserve them for future generations to enjoy.

The Heritage Champions – Architects Panel engaged with building and business owners/occupiers in the Conservation Area to enhance their understanding of the value of heritage buildings by creating a positive sense of place and a thriving town centre, providing practical advice and guidance on appropriate maintenance, visual presentation and planning regulations for heritage buildings. The panel have clarified constraints, considerations and signpost helpful resources and contacts making them accessible and understandable to occupiers.

Following this panel Brixton BID have developed free Design Surgeries for local businesses to attend, where they can seek advice from architects and access tips for renovations that are sympathetic to Brixton’s historical heritage.

Creative and Digital Hub

Brixton BID is partnering with LB Lambeth and Brixton Project [link] to develop our fast-growing Creative and Digital sector. Our aim is to promote our already-existing businesses whilst increasing the infrastructure in place to support business.

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Creative Enterprise Zone

The Mayor of London has recognised Brixton’s creative and enterprising spirit and designated the area a Creative Enterprise Zone, supporting creative business and delivering hundreds of jobs. Brixton is one of six successful London areas to be designated a Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ), receiving a £500,000 investment which aims to help attract and support artists and creative businesses and develop skills and jobs for local people in the creative and digital industries.

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