Project overview

The council has secured funding from the GLA’s Good Growth Fund to deliver improvements to the Brixton Recreation Centre, Brixton Station Road and Beehive Place.

The project aims to enhance the best of what is already there to create meaningful improvements for Brixton’s existing communities of residents and traders, as well as visitors. It will put the Rec back at the centre of Brixton’s day-to-day life and improve Brixton Station Road and Beehive Place so that these vital elements of the area’s social and cultural life work better now and into the future.

The proposals have been developed in collaboration with muf architecture/art and local groups such as Brixton Market Traders’ Federation, Brixton BID, Brixton Rec User Group, the traders of the street, Photofusion and Max Roach Adventure Playground.

Key facts

Area covered

The Rec Quarter, which is the immediate area around Brixton Recreation Centre, and includes International House, Brixton Station Road, Beehive Place, and Pope’s Road.


£4m (£2.17 is from the Good Growth Fund, plus match funding from the council and other grants)

Project timeline

A timeline showing key dates in the project

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  • Summer 2019: funding secured 
  • Summer 2020: muf architecture/art appointed
  • Summer 2021: planning application to be submitted
  • Summer 2021 to 2023: works to be delivered

Project map

The diagram below shows all of the different improvements that we’re proposing to the Rec and surrounding area.

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Brixton Rec illustration

Explore the rest of these pages to find out more about our specific proposals.  We’ve broken them down into a set of key themes: 

We also want to hear what you think, visit the Get involved page to send your feedback or sign up for events. 

Get in touch

For more information, email Martha Levi Smythe at

Also in Brixton

This is just one of the council-led projects aiming to improve Brixton town centre by investing in new affordable homes, revitalised public spaces, new workspace and other changes that will support local residents and businesses.

Explore other Brixton projects:

Growing Brixton’s Rec Quarter
Brixton Liveable Neighbourhoods

Next: Inspired by the Rec