Green light for Lambeth Town Hall Scheme

Written by Future Brixton team

September 2, 2015
Categories: ,

Lambeth councillors have given the go ahead for the ambitious scheme which will see the redevelopment of Olive Morris House,  Hambrook House and Ivor House alongside construction of a new civic office building and the refurbishment of the Grade II listed Town Hall.

Permission was granted at Tuesday’s meeting of the Planning Applications Committee after considering the application put in by Muse, the developers appointed by Lambeth council.

The council is cutting the number of buildings it uses from 14 to two which will save around £4.5m a year. The Muse development will result in 194 new homes including 40% affordable housing and a new, energy efficient, civic building with improved customer centre and council offices.

Hundreds of jobs will be created and preparatory work is expected to begin on the scheme within the next few weeks, with the main works starting early next year.

The Town Hall will be closed from September 4th and most services moved to Olive Morris House. Council telephone numbers remain the same and there will be information on the council website about where council and other meetings will be held.

Lambeth Register Office is moving to the Redfearn Centre 329 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, London, SE11 5QY on Monday 21 September 2015

Opening times remain the same

Services available:

  • Birth Registration
  • Death / Still Birth Registration
  • Notice of Marriage /Civil Partnership
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership Ceremonies
  • Nationality Checking Service
  • Citizenship Ceremonies
  • Copies of Certificates

Follow this link to read more information about the register office

2 Thoughts on “Green light for Lambeth Town Hall Scheme

  1. Alex Lee says:

    I would like to know please, what the Brixton Town Hall is going to be used for after the re-furb,
    This is not a duplicate comment and no, i have NOT said it before!!! Im sure plenty of peop.e want to know too tho!
    Thanks
    Alex Lee

    • Anna Quigley says:

      The aim is for the refurbished town hall to become a much more welcoming and accessible place for residents to use. When it opens in late 2017, most council staff will work from the new office building, but the town hall will retain many of the public facing civic functions – council and committee meetings, councillor offices, mayor’s parlour, and, of course the register office.

      The Impact Hub, which provides affordable desk space for small businesses and freelancers, will return with twice the amount of space it had previously. Meeting rooms will be available for public use and the re-vamped assembly rooms will be an easy to get to event space, able to cater for a range of private and public events (from wedding receptions to craft fayres or conferences).

      Back in 2013 we started to talk to local people about what this might mean and you can read more about this and the ongoing conversations here http://futurebrixton.org/ynth/designing-ynth/

      Following the planning process we’ll now be looking at the public areas of the town hall in more detail to make sure we get a building which works well for everyone when it opens in late 2017. For instance, we’ll be working with community groups to understand what they need to get the most out of the refurbished facilities?

Leave a comment