People support proposals that benefit local community

Written by Igloo

December 16, 2014

Hot on the heals of the Future Brixton Open Days, we invited people down to Six Brixton on Somerleyton Road to find out more about the design of the street. It was a chance to catch up with all the work on Somerleyton Road since the appointment of Igloo as the development management team in June 2014.

John Long and Kym Shaen-Carter from Igloo tell us how it went…

On the Thursday 28 November 2014 we held a public drop in session to show you the work that has been done so far on the Somerleyton Road project.

The event, which ran from 3 to 8pm, was attended by 72 people.  There were 14 exhibition boards that explained our work so far and a scale model that showed how our proposals would look in context.

Somerleyton Road design exhibition, 28 November 2014
Somerleyton Road design exhibition, 28 November 2014


Members of the project team – including people from Brixton Green, Ovalhouse, Lambeth Council, Igloo, Metropolitan Workshop and Tibbalds –  were on hand to explain the proposals and answer any questions and a delicious Caribbean BBQ proved popular with all.

The public response so far has been very supportive:

  • 66 per cent of visitors agree that the proposals reflected what they thought should happen at Somerleyton Road;
  • 72 per cent of visitors agree that what is built will benefit local people directly.

The provision of genuinely affordable housing and new facilities were clearly supported by those who attended the event.

Somerleyton Road model, November 2014
Somerleyton Road model, November 2014


The community is at the heart of what this scheme wants to achieve and we shall be continuing to ask you to help us shape this project over the coming months. We will be carefully considering all of the comments you provided and addressing them as we develop our proposals.

Thank you to all of you who came along and we’ll keep you posted on future opportunities to get involved.

For those interested in sustainability, please save the date of the evening of Thursday 22 January for a Sustainability Workshop – more details to follow shortly.

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