06 . 03 . 2017
Lambeth Council is looking to investors to take on the 1980s International House in Brixton.
A key site in the forthcoming Brixton Central Masterplan, the council is set to explore the future of its International House with investors looking to create more economic space in an area experiencing high demand for office space.
The influx of creative and technology industries attracted to Brixton due to its lower rents, diverse cultural and leisure offer, has meant an increase in the need for space.
International House was designed in the 1970s and completed in the 1980s, and sits in the heart of Brixton, next to pop-up foodie and office landmark Pop Brixton. The 11-storey building, built at the same time as the recently Grade II-listed Brixton Recreation Centre, has 5,000sq m of space, and is one of the tallest and largest buildings in the area.
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