Welcome

As you may be aware, planning applications for the Your New Town Hall project were given the green light by Lambeth’s planning committee in October 2015 (a link to the planning applications committee meeting can be found here).

The planning applications that were approved include:

Construction works for the first phase of this project (redevelopment of the Town Hall Parade and The Press building and the refurbishment of the Town Hall) has commenced; please see the Construction page for more information and the Timescales page for an indicative programme of development.

What is Your New Town Hall?


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The Your New Town Hall project will reduce Lambeth Council’s core office buildings from 14 to two, saving at least £4.5m a year and will provide  new homes and a civic centre.

The project will deliver:

  • A preserved and enhanced Grade II listed Town Hall which will be more open and accessible
  • Quality office/meeting spaces for local enterprise, start-ups and the wider community
  • A new, energy efficient civic building with improved customer centre and council offices
  • 194 new homes including 40% affordable housing
  • A car free development, where parking permits will not be allowed, except for basement parking for wheelchair residents within the Olive Morris House development
  • New landscaped public areas
  • A new cycle hub with changing/shower facilities and a cafe


Where is Your New Town Hall?


This project involves a number of council-owned sites:

Site Proposed development
Town Hall (Phase 1A of the construction programme) Retained and refurbished
Town Hall Parade (Phase 1A of the construction programme) Redeveloped for the new civic building
The Press (Phase 1A of the construction programme) Redeveloped as a cycle hub and café
Hambrook House (Phase 1B of the construction programme) Redeveloped for 94 new homes and space for a new shop or café at ground floor
Ivor House (Phase 1B of the construction programme) Refurbished for 26 new homes and space on the ground floor for new restaurants or shops
Olive Morris House (Phase 2 of the construction programme) Redeveloped for 74 new homes and space on the ground floor for new restaurants or shops

Phase 1A of the construction programme will include the demolition and redevelopment of the Town Hall Parade and the Press building, and the refurbishment and alterations to the Town Hall. Phase 1B of the construction programme includes the demolition and redevelopment of Hambrook House and the refurbishment of Ivor House. The demolition and redevelopment of Olive Morris House will be the second and final phase of the project. For more information on the Timescales of these construction phases, please click here.

 

Aerial view of Lambeth Council’s buildings which are proposed for the ‘Your New Town Hall’ redevelopment

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Who is funding this project?

Your New Town Hall will pay for itself through the redevelopment of old office buildings which are too expensive to run, into much needed new homes for the borough. Please click here for more information on how the project is being funded.

The Your New Town Hall project is part of the Future Brixton programme along with other site specific projects Brixton Central and Somerleyton Road, and work taking place across the town centre. To find out more about other regeneration projects underway in Brixton please visit www.futurebrixton.org