Brixton has a temporary new coffee lounge and event space with the opening of House of Hygge where Diamond plumbers merchant once stood on Acre Lane.
Created in collaboration with the Chartwell Cancer Trust, that funds children’s cancer support groups in South London, Croydon and North Kent, Hygge offers coffee, other drinks and snacks as well as free wi-fi.
Yoga and other well-being related events are promised.
House of Hygge will support and fund the trust which was established to help both adults and children beat cancer through its products and services.
The trust is raising funds to cover the full cost of a virtual conferencing system linking the oncology teams of South London hospitals Kings College, Guy’s, St Thomas’s and Princess Royal.
Hygge is at 41 Acre Lane, Brixton, SW2 5TN.
The trust’s pop up shop selling a range of furniture, pictures and paintings, books and objet d’art is next door.
HYGGE: Open Monday – Saturday: 7.30am to 5pm
020 7274 2374
The future of the Diamond site was decided at a meeting of Lambeth council’s planning committee at the end of February that agreed unanimously to approve revised plans for demolition of the existing building and construction of 24 “residential units” and office space by local developer Lexadon in a five-storey building.
Earlier plans for a six-storey building on the site had been rejected by the council.
The development does not deliver the target of 40% “affordable” housing for the usual reason that it would not be “viable” if it did. Only 21% of the units will be “affordable”.