Another familiar piece of Brixton town centre is set to be knocked down to make way for a new development. The owners of 9-15 Electric Avenue – home to the foxes and cherries – are consulting on plans to redevelop this corner of the market.
Pagecolt (Brixton) Ltd want to build office space with retail accommodation at street level. An exhibition of the plans was on display at Effra Space, Effra Parade on Thursday 20 and Monday 24 September between 4-8pm where residents were invited to fill in consultation feedback forms.
Some felt the exhibition could have been better attended if it had been more central. According to the consultation brochure, the existing building, which was built on a bomb site is low quality and long overdue for replacement.
“The proposals provide an opportunity to create an attractive new building, contributing to the vitality and character of the conservation area”. The proposed building would be six storeys plus a basement.
One resident who attended the consultation felt the proposed building was too high for the site in question.
David Williamson, partner at developer Hanover Cube LLP said: “We’re pleased our public exhibition sessions went successfully and we are delighted to be bringing forward these exciting proposals. Our scheme will re-establish the historical façade line of Electric Avenue whilst delivering a modern and sustainable building which will deliver at least 250 jobs.
“These are exciting times for Brixton and we look forward to working with residents, businesses, and Lambeth council to redevelop this former WW2 bomb-site infill.”
Electronic feedback forms are available from firstname.lastname@example.org. According to the company, a review of feedback will inform the planning application that will be submitted to Lambeth council.