Cartwright Pickard win Lambeth Civic Office job

Cartwright Pickard and Muse Developments have won the competition to provide new office accommodation for LB of Lambeth, including the refurbishment of Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton.

Muse Developments has signed a development agreement with Lambeth Council to deliver a £135 million regeneration scheme, at no cost to the Council, across three sites in Brixton town centre.

The Your New Town Hall (YNTH) project will preserve the current, historic Town Hall, deliver a new energy efficient office building for the Council of up to 125,000 sq. ft, create commercial space for start-up businesses and community groups and up to 275 new homes, of which the aim is to secure 40% as ‘affordable’.

As part of the scheme, Lambeth Council will be able to reduce its core office buildings from 14 to 2, saving at least £4.5m a year.

The Muse Developments team, with Cartwright Pickard as architect, was chosen as the preferred developer for the YNTH project late last year, following a Europe-wide competition.  The conclusion of the Conditional Development Agreement will now allow us to press ahead with the detailed design of the project and carry out widespread consultation with Lambeth residents.