This page will provide information about works occurring in relation to the Your New Town Hall project.

In addition to these updates, near neighbours/affected parties will also continue to be updated directly.

April 2020 update

Olive Morris House

Demolition works will begin on site at Olive Morris House on 20 April 2020. Some initial information about the works is provided below in the form of a community presentation*, which was prepared by Olive Morris House demolition contractors, O’Keefe Demolition Ltd, (see contractor background and contact details further down this page).

*For the Brixton Neighbourhood Construction Forum – see Community Engagement page for more information on the Forum.


Further, more detailed, programme and works information will be provided on this page over the next few weeks.

Covid-19 impacts on Olive Morris House works
Muse Developments and O’Keefe realise that the community will have many questions and also concerns about works being conducted during the Covid-19 pandemic.

We would like to reassure you that the project is commencing with the support of our partners at the London Borough of Lambeth and will be conducted in accordance with:

• The latest guidance from The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP letter dated 31 March 2020:

• Construction Leadership Council guidelines which have recently been revised in light of COVID-19:

• Olive Morris House site-specific operating procedures policy:

For more answers to your important questions relating to Covid-19 and Olive Morris House demolition works more generally, please go to the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Construction and Environmental Management Plan (CEMP)

The Construction and Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) provides details of the works being undertaken on the Olive Morris House site.

The purpose of the CEMP is to:

  • Describe the nature of the construction activities
  • Summarise the likely environmental issues that may arise during construction such as noise, dust and vibration
  • Specify the team’s approach to managing these
  • Outline the construction and demolition programme

About the Contractor

O’Keefe Demolition Ltd is the demolition contractor for Olive Morris House, the final phase of development on the Your New Town Hall project.

The O’Keefe Group is a civil engineering contracting business providing a range of services to public, private and residential sectors of the construction industry, predominantly in London and the South East. Founded in 1970 as a small groundworks company, the O’Keefe Group has grown to become a £75 million integrated engineering business recognised as an expert in its fields.

The business is driven by 4 key core values:

  1. Health and Safety
  2. Quality
  3. Programme certainty
  4. Commercial focus

Their primary focus is on health and safety and are fastidious in enforcing their own “What IF? Incident Free” programme.

All works on-site will be conducted in accordance with Site Operating Procedures, as published by the Construction Leadership Council. This is aligned with guidance provided by Public Health England.

Community enquiries during Olive Morris House construction demolition

The Olive Morris House team is committed to keeping neighbour disruption to a minimum. Our demolition methodology has been designed with lots of different techniques to reduce neighbour impacts as much as possible.

With a live construction site there will, inevitably, be some disruption but we are keen to try and resolve issues with you where we can. If you need to report an issue during the demolition works, please contact Declan Kelly (on site) on 07919 573151 or GL Hearn, community engagement advisors (contacts at the bottom of the page).

2019 update

Town Hall
Works completed in December 2017 and the building is open to the local community.

Civic Office
Works completed in February 2018 and the building is open to the local community.

Ivor House
Works completed in September 2018.

Hambrook House
Works completed in December 2018.