We're GROWING PLACES! The original team behind the winning bid for the central Brixton site are now spreading their love throughout the neighbourhood!
Popes Road / Brixton Station Road - Meanwhile Space, SW9
AN OASIS OF GROWTH - IN THE HEART OF BRIXTON
We are delighted to have been selected by Lambeth Council in consultation with the local community and traders, to transform the 4000 square meters meanwhile site on Popes Road / Brixton Station Road SW9. Grow:Brixton will be an oasis of multi faceted growth right in the heart of Brixton. It will transform the location providing a platform to grow knowledge, community, culture and food. Working alongside local businesses, residents and organisations, the site will bloom, turning an empty space full of potential into a vibrant hub to learn, work, play and flourish. Grow:Brixton, in conjunction with our partner organizations, will provide the opportunity to acquire skills in building, horticulture, arts or music.
Our focus is to use food growing as a tool to connect people with each other, where their food comes from. We all eat! Lambeth has a strong heritage of food growing. This is very much alive today with Incredible Edible Lambeth championing the many food growers in the borough and its relevance is highlighted by the Lambeth Food Partnership being awarded the status of Flagship Food Borough by the GLA. Grow:Brixton provides an ideal opportunity to promote the growing of food to a much wider audience, reaching out to the unconverted and fusing it with the diverse and unique culture of Brixton and surrounding areas. Alongside horticulture, we will provide space for small businesses, the arts, design, and performance.
Our scheme draws inspiration from public spaces and community schemes across Europe. Shipping Containers have been used for many different applications, as they are cheap, versatile, easily up-cycled and can quickly be implemented to create enclosures and define spaces. At Grow:Brixton containers will be used to not only enclose the site, but also to create spaces for small businesses to rent as retail outlets, workshops a