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UPDATE – operator partner sought for STEM workspace in Brixton


The council has taken the decision to pause this process at this time due to the unprecedented situation we are facing with the emergence of COVID-19. The council is working hard to minimise disruption to services and to support vulnerable residents, as well as the borough’s businesses at this time. We are also conscious that many existing workspace operators are understandably focussed on managing the implications of COVID-19 for their own business and workspace tenants currently.

This is a temporary pause and further updates will be posted here.

Lambeth Council is looking for an experienced workspace operator for a public facing Science Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) focused workspace in the heart of Brixton, to be based within underused space in the grade II listed Brixton Recreation Centre.

The council has launched an open competition process to find the right operator for this exciting project. Lambeth wants to see workspace concepts come forward which support science and tech related enterprise, whilst also making links to the council’s strategy to support creative and cultural growth within the newly designated Brixton Creative Enterprise Zone.

The project aims to:

  • Deliver affordable and inclusive workspace which supports early stage STEM businesses, including those in need of specialist space, to grow;
  • Create a public facing workspace which engages with the local area’s existing character and specialisms, and supports local people, and particularly young people, to gain knowledge and skills which unlock opportunities in STEM sectors;
  • Deliver a workspace-led project which attracts and nurtures the talents of black and minority ethnic (BAME) people and supports them to thrive in STEM sectors and through associated opportunities.

Further information is detailed in the invitation for proposals document.

To submit an expression of interest please click the link below. Organisations who express an interest will receive further documents to support their application.

The closing date for applications is Monday 30th March at 12 noon.

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