The Lloyd Leon Community Centre was founded as the Brixton Sports & Social Club following the Brixton 1981 uprising when the now Grade II listed building was gifted to the local community in response to the recommendations of the Lord Scarman report. The building is now home to the Brixton Immortals Dominoes Club and the Brixton Soup Kitchen.
In recognition of the cultural, historic and existing contribution of the Lloyd Leon Community Centre at 297-99 Coldharbour Lane to Brixton’s Black and Afro-Caribbean community, Lambeth Council has been working with social enterprise The Ubele Initiative to support its organisational capacity and community outreach.
This important work has highlighted a need and opportunity to invest in the building in order to create a long term, sustainable model for the community centre and the activities and services it can support. Design and feasibility work is underway, led by Gbolade Design Studio which is exploring design options.
Read about all the current projects in development or delivery in Brixton: