Lambeth council has named it preferred developer in a scheme to demolish council offices and build 275 new homes and an enterprise centre around the existing town hall.
A meeting of the council’s Cabinet made the decision at a meeting at the town hall last night (November 4) , naming applicants Muse as their preferred development partner.
Last month councillors and officers were slammed by residents, and the Brixton Society, for failing to properly ask for the views of Brixton people over bids by three developers to transform the town hall area.
The council said the overall scheme would save £4.5million in council running costs and would be cost neutral to the borough. It also said it aims to secure 40% of the new homes as “affordable”.
Cabinet member for finance Paul McGlone added: “Lambeth town hall is an iconic building that’s been at the heart of the community for over 100 years and this development makes sure it retains that special place.”
The winning development firm is one of three organisations which unveiled their proposals last month. View the proposals from Muse here.
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