London debuts business complex made from 50 shipping containers

London's newest business complex, Pop Brixton, will support local entrepreneurs, create jobs, and is made entirely of shipping containers.

June 10, 2015 |
London opens business complex made from 50 shipping containers

Photo: PopBrixton.org

The local business campus Pop Brixton, made of 50 recycled shipping containers, recently opened in London. According to Jetson Green, the complex is home base for independent startups and small businesses from the area. 

Project managers estimate that the new campus will create approximately 200 jobs, support 80 local entrepreneurs, and create 12 apprenticeships, which are being paid by the London Living Wage. 

The shipping container village was designed by Carl Turner Architects. The containers will be the main building blocks and house the businesses. Pop Brixton will also have workshop space and an events room with seating for more than 200 people. 

To create the event space, shipping containers were stacked three high with floors and ceilings removed to create an open space, which will be available for rent or for free to local people, artists, and organizations upon the complex's opening.

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