Muse moves forward with Lambeth regeneration project
Muse Developments has reached a milestone in delivering the £160 million ‘Your New Town Hall’ project in central Brixton, following the completion of legal agreements with Lambeth Council.
Work has started on the major regeneration project, for which Muse is Lambeth Council’s development partner. Construction and Infrastructure company Morgan Sindall has been appointed as main contractor.
The demolition of Town Hall Parade will make way for a new energy efficient, six storey, 120,000 sq ft, civic office and customer service centre for Lambeth. The current Grade II Listed town hall will be renovated in order to provide new office space and more accessible, enhanced community and business facilities.
The project also includes the refurbishment of The Press building, located between the new civic building and town hall, which will be transformed into a cycle hub with 260 cycle spaces, changing and shower facilities and a café.
‘Your New Town Hall’ is part of a drive to transform civic facilities and buildings in Brixton and reduce Lambeth’s core office buildings from 14 to 2, saving taxpayers at least £4.5m a year. The project also includes the provision of 194 new homes, including 78 affordable homes, with the first phase anticipated to start later this year.
Michael Auger, regional director for Muse Developments, said: “We’re delighted to have concluded legal agreements with the Council and to commence work on site for this flagship development for Lambeth. This is an important and forward-thinking project, which will help the Council operate more efficiently, whilst providing the very best, modern facilities for local residents.”
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 construction of Lambeth Council’s new civic buildings is scheduled to last approximately 95 weeks, with completion expected in Spring 2018.