The Council Announce Updates for Pop Brixton

Lambeth council has announced details of public consultation on a major development in Brixton – the first since it pledged to change its approach as a result of criticism in the Kerslake report it commissioned on its home building programme.

The development will see major changes in central Brixton with development of the Pop Brixton site and refurbishment of former council offices at International House. Improvements to nearby streets and markets are also promised.

The council said local residents, businesses, and “key stakeholders” from across the borough would be invited to take part in community workshops “where they can learn more about the development and help to shape this opportunity”.

The workshops will be led by engagement specialists, Mutual Gain, “who will work to ensure the diversity of the area is represented and local people have input”.

Essex-based Mutual Gain says it exists “to empower organisations and communities to reconnect in the social space, which lies between the state and the individual. Ultimately, we aim to promote greater participation and active citizenship within our democracy and increase social capital, for the mutual benefit of all.”

The redevelopment of the Pop Brixton site and International House sites, the council said, “will provide new homes, workspace and commercial space … as well as improvements to market infrastructure and the public realm”.

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