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UPDATE – operator partner sought for STEM workspace in Brixton

UPDATE – 27 July 2020

We are pleased to announce that this opportunity is now reopen. In March 2020, the council took the decision to pause this process due to the COVID-19 crisis. This allowed time for us to focus on supporting vulnerable residents and businesses, and for workspace operators to manage the implications of this within existing spaces.

Now is the right time to proceed.  To provide education and employment opportunities. To ensure our residents are able to fulfil their potential. And to build a more resilient and inclusive economy.

The Invitation for Proposals document, linked to below, has been revised – with changes in red. The new deadline for responses is Monday 14 September at 12 noon.

Please use the buttons below to express your interest or get in touch with the team.

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 14 September at 12 noon.

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