Frequently Asked Questions

What is being built as part of the Your New Town Hall project?

  • YNTH-sketchPhase 1A of the development included the redevelopment of a new Civic Centre and The Press building and the refurbishment of the Town Hall
  • Phase 1B of the construction programme will include the demolition and redevelopment of Hambrook House and the refurbishment of Ivor House.

The project features:

  • Quality office space for local enterprises and start-ups, now open
  • An energy efficient civic building with customer centre and council offices, now completed
  • Landscaped public areas
  • 194 new homes, 40 per cent of which will be classed as affordable homes, being developed
  • A new cycle hub with changing/shower facilities and a café, now completed.

This will reduce Lambeth Council’s core office buildings from 14 to two, saving at least £4.5 million a year and providing new homes and a civic centre.


When will it be completed?

The Town Hall was completed in December 2017 and new civic centre handed over in February 2018.

Phase 1B of the project was completed in December 2018.
Phase 2 will be completed in 2022

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/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

You can see these buildings in the aerial view below.

What is Muse’s role?

muse-logoFollowing a rigorous design competition, Lambeth chose Muse Developments Ltd as its development partner.
Muse Developments is one of the country’s leading names in mixed-use development and urban regeneration, with regional operations in Leeds, Manchester, London, and Glasgow. Muse is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group.

Who is Morgan Sindall?

morgan-sindall-logoMorgan Sindall is a UK construction, infrastructure and design business with a network of local offices. The company works for private and public sector customers on projects and frameworks from £50,000 to over £1 billion. Activities range from small works and repair and maintenance, to the design and delivery of complex construction and engineering projects where it is able to provide specialist design, tunneling, utilities, building, civil engineering and mechanical and electrical services. The company operates across the commercial, defence, education, energy, healthcare, industrial, leisure, retail, transport, waste and water markets. Morgan Sindall is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of over £2 billion and which operates through six divisions of construction and infrastructure, fit out, property services, partnership housing, urban regeneration and investments.


What is the Considerate Constructors Scheme?

Considerate Constructors Scheme logoThe Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) is a national initiative set up by the construction industry. Sites and companies that register with the scheme are monitored against a Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements. The scheme focuses on any area of construction activity that may have a direct or indirect impact on the image of the industry as a whole.

The site has been audited twice by the Considerate Constructors Scheme and on both occasions we scored well in excess of the national Considerate Constructors Scheme standard score of 35/50. On our 1st visit we scored 42/40 and the 2nd visit we scored 45/50.

Building sites are dangerous places. How is Morgan Sindall making sure it is safe?

Being safe is of paramount importance to all of us at Morgan Sindall. We see it as critical that our people, and those who are affected by our activities, benefit from an incident free environment. We operate a 100% Safe policy on all our projects where we aim to exceed legal safety requirements.

How can I get in contact with the project team?

Please contact us either by email, telephone or post using the details at the bottom of this page.

How is Morgan Sindall considering the environment during the build?

This project is set to become one of the greenest commercial buildings in the UK, targeting BREEAM Excellent certification, which involves a number of sustainable innovations being implemented on the project.

We are also measuring the site’s carbon footprint from a mileage point of view, with every visitor and worker to site logging their mileage, fuel and transport type.

We can demonstrate that sustainability is embedded within our business on a project-by-project basis through our performance with the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS). In 2015, we achieved the highest number of CCS National Site Awards of any contractor in the UK for the second year running.

Who is funding this project?

Your New Town Hall will pay for itself through the redevelopment of old office buildings (that are too expensive to run) into much needed new homes for the borough.