A multi-million pound Holiday Inn is to be built in Brixton town centre, after plans were approved by Lambeth council.
Work will begin later this year on the 118-room hotel, costing £4.5m, on the former Woolworths site on Brixton Road.
The H&M and T-Mobile shops already trading in Brixton Road from the ground floor will be unaffected by the plan.
Lambeth’s Planning Applications Committee voted unanimously in favour of the scheme on Tuesday last week (July 24).
Cllr Jackie Meldrum, deputy leader of the council, said: “We welcome this investment in Brixton town centre which will bring jobs and boost trade in the area.
“The council is working hard to make Lambeth attractive to businesses, and this is a further sign of the borough’s appeal to businesses of all sizes.”
The main entrance to the hotel would be from Coldharbour Lane via stairs and a lift from street level up to a main lobby.
The application was submitted by Boyes Rees Architects on behalf of Crown Properties Ltd. The architects have said that the design of the hotel manages to “harness the vibrancy” of Brixton and is sympathetic to the Art Deco style of the existing building.
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