The Brixton SPD set the scene for the projects you can read about on this website. Regeneration in Brixton could see over £350 million invested in the town centre and the people who live and work – this provides the opportunity for positive change, such as providing decent homes, more jobs and improved leisure facilities and public spaces, will sit within this Town Centre section.
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Future Brixton’s main priorities are as follows.
With over 21,000 people on Lambeth’s housing waiting list and over 1,600 families in temporary housing, new homes are desperately needed. Since 1981, the council has lost almost 40% of its council housing stock, largely as a result of right to buy and of properties transferred to Registered Providers.
Over the same periods council rent levels have increased by approximately 500%, private rents and house price have increased by much more and the population of Brixton has risen to over 78,000 (according to the 2011 census).
The Future Brixton developments will see about 750 new homes built over the next 10 years with the aim for at least 300 (or 40%) to be affordable housing.
At Somerleyton Road, building new homes for rent is the priority and as many of these as possible will be at council rent levels. It’s expected that all of the 300 new homes here will be managed by a housing cooperative.
New development will mean hundreds of construction jobs, training opportunities and apprenticeships. About 1,200 will be needed across the Future Brixton programme and we will work with developers to try and recruit at least 20% of this workforce locally.
We expect the new developments to bring more than 1,000 new jobs into Brixton. Making sure local residents can get these jobs will be really important and Lambeth Working, the council’s job brokerage, will help employers recruit excellent local candidates.
Rather than see spaces lying empty until they’re developed, we’re working with partners and local organisations so that projects like Pop Brixton (on the former ice rink site) and the Impact Hub (temporarily relocated from the town hall to Pop Brixton).
We think there are huge opportunities for new enterprise in the town centre. Future Brixton aims to make a real difference to the fortunes of local business.
These developments could see the creation of around 10,000 sqm of new workspace to support enterprise. This, along with more space for shops, could lead to over 1000 new jobs in the town centre.
Developers will be expected to build local supply chains as they build and then manage the new buildings and spaces. This will mean that the construction will directly benefit local businesses.
We also estimate that people moving into the new homes will spend an extra £2.2million in Brixton every year, which will be good news for retailers.
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