The London Borough of Lambeth is recruiting an architect for a temporary £1.4 million workspace in Loughborough Junction
The winner of the £160,000 contract will design and deliver a new low-cost employment hub with a limited lifespan of 20 years.
Planned to complete in 2017, the project will transform the council’s 1,800m² Styles Gardens site into a new office and co-working space.
A community kitchen, food business incubator and makerspace will also be included along with a new 100m² growing area for Loughborough Farm which has occupied the site for two years.
The project is part of a wider masterplan to regenerate the inner London district which is currently being drawn up by Hawkins\Brown and Fluid.
According to the brief: ‘The project will create a variety of much needed affordable workspaces to accommodate start-ups, individuals and SMEs and include on-site business support and training.
‘In addition, it will secure the future of Loughborough Farm – an informal food growing project currently located on part of the site – by providing productive growing beds in place of more traditional landscaping.’
Low-cost construction methods such as timber-frame building, the use of shipping containers and self-build are all encouraged.
Located between Brixton, Camberwell and Herne Hill, Loughborough Junction suffered from decades of underinvestment following abandoned plans to create a raised motorway through the area in the 1960s.
The project site is a short walk from Zaha Hadid Architects’ 2011 Stirling Prize-winning Evelyn Grace Academy.
The deadline for applications is 12pm on 30 June.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
London Borough of Lambeth
8th Floor Phoenix House
10 Wandsworth Rd
Tel: +442 079263614