The area has recently been transformed into a community focused space in the heart of Brixton, adding what was a much-needed venue for local events. The square includes new water feature, better lighting and more open spaces.
Brixton residents, businesses and organisations were asked to help choose a new name and the popular choice was to remain with the original Windrush Square. It commemorates the arrival of the Empire Windrush from Jamaica in 1948. The ship carrying 492 immigrants symbolises the beginnings of modern British multicultural society for many Londoners.