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New homes and retail/leisure units completed in Brixton

The official completion of the new apartments at Somerset Place, Maugham House and Ivor House took place recently, which offers a range of homes in the centre of Brixton.

On the site of a former council office, the newly developed Somerset Place and Maugham House delivers 94 new homes of which 40% are affordable (34 social rent and 14 shared ownership), which are owned by Notting Hill Genesis Housing Association, 46 private apartments plus a 1,800 sq ft ground floor shop/café.

Ivor House has been refurbished and converted into 26 art deco one and two-bedroom apartments available for private sale, with 11,400 sq ft of ground floor and basement retail/leisure space available to rent.

The Your New Town Hall project has already rejuvenated Lambeth’s Grade II listed Town Hall, preserving its features and assembly rooms, while making it more accessible to the community. The borough’s new 120,000 sq ft civic building has also been delivered, which has reduced the council’s office estate from 14 buildings to two and saves the council £4.5m per year.

The residential phase of London Borough of Lambeth’s Your New Town Hall scheme, when complete, will see 194 new homes delivered, 40% of which will be affordable homes.

Senior development manager, James Stockdale, said: “We’re delighted to have completed Somerset Place, Maugham House and Ivor House, which marks a key milestone in creating a new vibrant community. This part of the scheme brings both homes and commercial space to the people of Brixton.

“The strength of our partnership with London borough of Lambeth, really highlights what can be achieved through collaborative working and we look forward to continuing momentum in 2019.”

Cllr Matthew Bennett, cabinet member for planning, investment and new homes, said: “I’m delighted that this work to turn two of our former office blocks into 120 new homes is now finished.

“Importantly these latest completions as part of the Town Hall scheme include social rent and shared ownership flats so people on a range of incomes will benefit.

“Lambeth residents have told us that new housing in the borough is their top priority, and in response we are working long and hard to deliver.”

Jo Palmer, assistant development director for Notting Hill Genesis, said: “We are very excited to be providing and managing these high quality new homes, the majority of which will be for social rent, in the heart of Brixton. Providing genuinely affordable homes and great places to live for our residents is the core of our work and it is fantastic to be working with Muse and Lambeth Council to provide much-needed affordable housing in the borough.”

For more information on the commercial units available, contact Shelley Sandzer on 020 7580 3366, or to register your interest in a new home, contact JLL by visiting