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Welcome to The Africa Centre’s latest news page. As we undergo our biggest redevelopment project yet to bring to life the best version of The Africa Centre possible, we want to have one central place for all stories relating to everything that is happening.

Visit from The Deputy Mayor of London for Business to The Africa Centre


On July 24th, Deputy Mayor of London for Business, Rajesh Agrawal, went on a tour of London and, particularly, the places that have received funding from the Mayor’s Office’s Good Growth Fund.

New talent Freehaus wins Africa Centre contest


Emerging practice Freehaus has won the competition to overhaul the Africa Centre’s headquarters in Southwark, central London.

The Africa Centre announces architectural tendering process to transform Southwark HQ


The Africa Centre today, 25 March, announced details of the tendering process for the design team to deliver a bold and creative vision for its headquarters in Southwark, London.

The Africa Centre awarded £1.6m grant by Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund


The Africa Centre is extremely proud to announce that as part of London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s £70m Good Growth Fund, our funding application for the further development of The Africa Centre has been successful in securing a grant of up to £1.6 million.

Designing An Africa Centre for the 21st Century

Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

What thoughts and sensibilities underpin a pan-African design vision? Join Africa Centre Director, Kenneth Tharp and architect Jonathan Hagos, Director of FREEHAUS as they discuss the challenges and opportunities in developing a landmark building in Southwark.