Brixton’s Brook House marks milestone with topping out ceremony
A key milestone in the creation of new homes in central Brixton, as part of Lambeth Council and Muse Developments’ Your New Town Hall project, has been reached.
A ‘topping out’ ceremony was held at Brook House in Brixton Hill to celebrate reaching the highest point in construction.
The site was previously used for Council offices, known as Hambrook House, and was demolished as the Council moves from 14 building to two saving £4.5 million a year.
When completed, its replacement Brook House will provide 48 affordable homes and 46 private apartments, plus ground floor retail space. Notting Hill Housing, one of London’s leading housing associations will own and manage the 48 affordable units.
Brook House is part of the ‘Your New Town Hall’ scheme which will see an investment of more than £36 million into developing 194 new homes, 47 per cent of which will be classed as affordable, as well as a new energy-efficient civic building and refurbishment of the Grade II Listed Town Hall.
Cllr Paul McGlone, Deputy Leader of the Council, said: “These flats are important as we bid to build 1,000 new homes at council level rent, and boost the availability of new homes in the borough.
“We are using the land we own, investing big amounts and running new housing schemes all over the borough to deliver on this pledge.” Brook House will be completed in September next year along with the refurbishment of the Art Deco Ivor House, which will feature a further 26 new apartments.
James Stockdale, senior development manager at Muse Developments, said: “This is a key milestone in the delivery of Brook House and the wider Your New Town Hall scheme, which is providing much-needed housing and commercial space alongside the refurbished Grade II listed Town Hall and new energy-efficient civic office.
“The project is a true partnership and we have been working closely alongside the Council to deliver this important development for Lambeth which will transform the area around the town hall into a vibrant community with new places to live, work and visit.”
Construction of Brook House is well underway, with residential sales launched in November. Further details can be found here