The Africa Centre finds new home inside former office building in London

A lacklustre office building in Southwark has undergone a vibrant makeover to become The Africa Centre, devised by architecture studio Freehaus and interior designer Tola Ojuolape.

The Africa Centre first opened in Covent Garden in 1964 as a “home-away-from-home” for the African diaspora in London, where people could meet, connect and enjoy cultural events together.

After closing its doors to the public in 2013, the institution now occupies a former office building on Southwark’s Great Suffolk Street.

The Africa Centre takes over a former office block

The revamp of the building was appointed to Shoreditch-based studio Freehaus, which worked alongside designer Tola Ojuolape to create an interior that reflects the African

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