LJ Works is a purpose-built, low-cost workspace in Loughborough Junction where diverse businesses can base themselves in order to grow and develop, in turn creating and safeguarding jobs in the area. 

The site was previously used by the Loughborough Farm, who have remained on the site during the construction of the project, growing and supplying food through their Farm Café at nearby Wyck Gardens. Designated as an employment site, we believe it will intensify employment activity by meeting strong, identified local demand for workshops, office space and shared kitchen space. LJ Works consists of two new buildings which are connected by a yard and growing space managed by the Loughborough Farm. ‘The Front Building’ contains self-contained studio spaces. ‘The Rear Building’ has rentable studio spaces, a co working space and messy workshop spaces for makers. 

Initially, LJ Works will be operated by us, Meanwhile Space. We are a social enterprise at the forefront of meanwhile use, committed to providing low-cost flexible workspaces for start-ups and emerging local businesses. Once the project is up and running, we will start building the capacity of a local community organisation so that ultimately LJ Works can be transferred over to community management.

We are collaborating with local partners to deliver the key components of this project:

 

  • Workshops, studios and co-working desk space 

  • A community kitchen

  • Loughborough Farm community food growing project 

  • Solar panels, producing renewable energy 

  • A business support programme for resident businesses

 

The building of LJ Works is led by Lambeth Council in partnership with local organisations who make up the project Steering Group:

 

Our architectural  partners include award-winning companies 00 Architects, Public Works Design Practice, Jan Kattein Architects and local contractor HA Marks, and this project is supported by the Mayor’s London Regeneration Fund.