Morgan Sindall starts work on £70 million Lambeth Town Hall scheme
Morgan Sindall has started work on a £70 million scheme to transform Lambeth’s Town Hall and civic buildings.
The multifaceted Your New Town Hall scheme for urban regeneration specialist and national developer, Muse Developments, and project partner Lambeth Council, will see Morgan Sindall deliver a comprehensive refurbishment of the Grade II listed Brixton Town Hall, to create a more open and accessible building for residents and local businesses.
Works include the demolition of some buildings to the rear, reinstatement of the original atrium with a new roof, installation of new lifts, doors and windows. There will also be basement modifications to provide new office space and enhanced community facilities.
Alongside this, the Morgan Sindall project team is constructing a new energy efficient civic building with a customer centre and council offices. The new six-storey building will provide 11,000 sq ft of council office space.
The project also includes the refurbishment of the Press building, which is being transformed into a bicycle park with linked changing and shower facilities and a separate café. The location of the Press mid-way between the Town Hall and Civic buildings is an ideal meeting point for bicycle facilities servicing both sites and will be used by council staff.
Morgan Sindall is also upgrading and improving Buckner Road, which runs adjacent to the development; delivering a number of public realm improvements, including replacing the current road with brick paving and installing planters. The project also includes the reconfiguration of Porden Road, to allow two-way traffic.
Andrew Boyle, project director at Muse Developments, comments: “We are very pleased to be able to commence the main works for this flagship development in Brixton. We believe we will deliver the best possible development for the Your New Town Hall project, and see it as an opportunity to create something that everyone in the borough can benefit from.”
Richard Dobson, Morgan Sindall’s area director in London, said: “We’re delighted to be starting work on this ambitious, multifaceted scheme to revitalise Lambeth’s civil centre and deliver improved facilities for council staff and the community. I’ve been closely involved with this scheme for the last two years in my role as area director for Morgan Sindall’s London office, and it’s great to see the scheme on site and in progress. We look forward to sensitively revitalising one of Lambeth’s most loved historic buildings and delivering a great project for the community.”
The scheme is due to complete in spring 2018. The wider scheme also includes 194 new homes including 40 per cent affordable housing.
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