The planning application has been submitted for “Your New Town Hall”. Cllr Paul McGlone said it was “an important milestone.”
Muse Developments Ltd, the property developer in charge of the project, have submitted two planning applications, which are expected to go before Planning Committee at the beginning of August. If approved, work could start before the end of the year.
The plans, which are also part of Future Brixton, include a 14-storey block of flats in the place of Hambrook house, the demolition of Olive Morris House to make way for a seven-storey block of flats with 74 residential units, replacing part of Town Hall parade with a new civic centre and the renovation of Grade II listed Lambeth Town Hall.
Around 200 new homes will be built as part of the project, which includes a development on Wynne Road, and 47 per cent will be affordable housing.
Lambeth council says the reduction in its core office buildings from 14 to two will save the taxpayer £4.5 million per year in the running costs of their civic buildings.
Some have criticised the height of the height of the block of flats where Hambrook House should be, made clear in objections from the public on the planning application. One commenter wrote: “a building 14 storeys high would look completely out of place” and another said it would “dramatically change the character of central Brixton.”
However, Cllr Paul McGlone said: “Let me be clear, we are building new council homes in the heart of Brixton, as well as offering intermediate housing as an affordable way for local people to get a foot on the property ladder.
“The needs of our residents, rather than politicians or council officers are driving this project. It is a smart deal for Lambeth.”