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Brixton Centric homes reach highest point

Leading national regeneration firm, Muse Developments, invited partners London Borough of Lambeth and housing association, Notting Hill Genesis, to take a tour around Brixton Centric, to celebrate construction reaching its highest point.

Brixton Centric will deliver 74 new homes (40% affordable) along with a new public archive for Lambeth Council. The scheme is due to complete in early 2023.

Muse, in partnership with the London Borough of Lambeth, has been delivering the highly successful Your New Town Hall project since 2014. The team has fully refurbished the Grade II listed town hall; delivered a 120,000 sq ft civic building for the borough, which has enabled the council to reduce its estate and save £4.5m per year. In addition, 120 mixed-tenure homes have been developed with commercial / retail space in Ivor House, Somerset Place / Maugham House.

The Lambeth Archives, which will be moving to a new space at Brixton Centric, documents over 1,000 years of the area’s rich local history, as well as holding 500 years’ worth of records of Lambeth as a local authority.

Phil West, project director at Muse, said: “It’s a proud moment to bring partners together to showcase our collective efforts at Brixton Centric and the wider Your New Town Hall regeneration. We’re making good progress with the final phase, which will deliver much needed mixed-tenure homes.

“Our strong partnership with London Borough of Lambeth and more recently with Notting Hill Genesis, highlights what can be achieved when the public and private sector work collaboratively with a shared vision, goal and approach. We believe that together we’ve repurposed the heart of Brixton, transforming it into a vibrant, diverse and connected mixed-use community.”

John Hughes, group director of development at Notting Hill Genesis, said: Notting Hill Genesis are pleased to be working in partnership with Muse Developments on the Brixton Centric Project and on the wider Your Town Hall Regeneration, which also included delivering affordable homes at Somerset and Maugham House.

Jonathan O’Neill, senior director at McAleer & Rushe, said: “We are proud to be involved in the construction of much needed homes for the community of Brixton as the final element of the wider Your New Town Hall regeneration scheme and am delighted to have reached this significant milestone in the works. Located in the heart of Brixton on a meaningful site steeped in its history, our project team have created a collaborative culture with all stakeholders which in conjunction with our high performing site team and valued supply chain, will see through the safe and successful completion of the building. It is a priority for McAleer & Rushe to integrate ourselves in the communities which we operate in and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the local residents and businesses for their genuine cooperation and support during the works.”