New homes, restaurants and retail in the heart of Brixton
Muse Developments has started work on the delivery of new homes and restaurant / retail units in central Brixton, as part of the £150 million ‘Your New Town Hall’ project which is being delivered in partnership with the London Borough of Lambeth.
National developer and urban regeneration specialist, Muse, will deliver 120 new homes in total, 40% of which are affordable, along with new restaurant and retail accommodation located just a few minutes’ walk from Brixton (Victoria Line) underground station.
The restoration of the locally-listed Ivor House will provide 26 private apartments and 11,400 sq ft of ground floor and basement restaurant / retail space fronting Acre Lane. The building will be fully refurbished, enhancing its unique features and ensuring its long term use.
Hambrook House has been demolished and will make way for a new building providing 48 affordable and 46 private apartments and one 1,800 sq ft retail / café unit fronting Brixton Hill and the entrance to the new Civic Centre. Notting Hill Housing, one of London’s leading housing associations will own and manage the affordable units. These units will be available as 34 social rented units and 14 shared ownership.
The two mixed-use developments are due to be completed in September 2018.
James Stockdale, senior development manager at Muse Developments, said: “We’re delighted to be starting work on the next stage of the Your New Town Hall project. To be able to provide 120 new homes of which 40% will be affordable units alongside new restaurant and retail units in the heart of Brixton is very exciting.
“This is in addition to the first phase which includes refurbishing the iconic Grade II listed Town hall and creating a new civic office, which are both making good progress on site. Together with the new phase, it will transform the area around the town hall into a vibrant community with exciting new places to live and leisure spaces.”
Cllr Paul McGlone, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Investment said: “This next phase is an important milestone in the development which brings the ambitious plans for affordable housing, retail and other units closer to reality. It will be a further boost to Brixton’s thriving local economy, providing jobs and opportunities for local people.”