Lambeth council and Muse Developments Ltd have submitted a document to planners outlining draft plans for central Brixton, including a 14-storey block of flats in the place of Hambrook house and replacing offices at Olive Morris house with another 74 new homes.
The Environmental Impact Assessment application, lodged today, shows specific plans for the redevelopment of council land, including the listed Town Hall, between Brixton Hill and Acre Lane, for the first time.
Lambeth council contacted Brixton Blog to insist that the document below is not a planning application, but a “scoping” document for developers to find out what they need to include in the final application, expected to be made in February. They were also keen to point out taht
The plans submitted in the Environmental Impact Assessment include:
Demolition of Hambrook House, Brixton Hill, and erection of a part 14, part 10, part 6 storey mixed use building accommodating up to 98 new homes and commercial property on the ground floor.
Demolition of former council offices in Town Hall Parade, Brixton Hill (next to Electric Brixton) and erection of a six-storey council office block.
Demolition of Olive Morris House, further up Brixton Hill, to make way for a seven-storey block of flats with 74 residential units.
Refurbishment and alterations to Grade II listed Lambeth Town Hall including the demolition of a two storey element at the back, reinstatement of the original atrium with the erection of new roof, installation of new lifts in the rear courtyard, installation of new doors and windows and modifications to provide new office and community uses.
Renovation of current council office space at Ivor House, Acre Lane, to make 26 new homes and business space on the ground floor.
Plans for a 155-space cycle hub and cafe in Press House.
It is not known how many of these 196 new homes will be either for social or affordable rent.
F14/06141/EIAFUL | Site 1: Triangle Site – Demolition of Hambrook House (Council offices Use Class B1) and erection of an up to part 14, part 10, part 6 storey mixed use building accommodating up to 98 residential units, with associated bike and refuse stores plus ground floor commercial units (A1/A2/A3/B1/D1/D2 use classes). Demolition of Town Hall Parade (Council offices Use Class B1) and erection of a 6 storey (plus plant) building, comprising an 11,191 square metre civic office (Use Class B1). Refurbishment and alterations to Grade II listed Lambeth Town Hall including the demolition of a two storey element to the rear, reinstatement of the original atrium with the erection of new roof, installation of new lifts in the rear courtyard, installation of new doors and windows to internal elevations and basement modifications to provide new office and community uses. Change of use of Ivor House (Council offices Use Class B1) to provide 26 residential units (Use Class C3) at upper floor levels, involving the erection of a mansard roof extension and internal and external alterations, with associated bike and refuse stores, and ground floor and basement commercial units (A1/A2/A3/B1/D1/D2 use classes). Internal alterations and change of use of Press Building (Council building Use Class B2) to provide a cycle hub comprising up to 155 spaces along with changing and shower facilities and a café (Use Class A1/A3). Public realm enhancements including the removal of business parking bays on Buckner Road, hard and soft landscaping, the provision of cycle stands and the provision of disabled parking bays. Removal of residential parking bays on Porden Road and the introduction of street trees and landscaping to enable two way traffic and installation of bollards on Buckner Road to restrict vehicular access Site 2: Olive Morris House Demolition of the existing council offices (Use Class B1) and the erection of a part 6 / part 7 storey building comprising 74 residential units (Use Class C3 | Land West Of Brixton Hill, South Of Acre Lane And East Of Porden Rd Encompassing Town Hall Ivor House, Hambrook House, 17 And 24 Porden Rd, Town Hall Parade And Olive Morris House London SW2