Somerset Place 

Somerset Place forms part of Lambeth Civic Quarter, our major regeneration project in the heart of Brixton, delivered together with Muse Developments and Lambeth Council.

Client  Lambeth Council / Muse Developments
Location  Brixton, London
Completion  2019
Cost  £26m


  • RIBA stages 1-6
  • Feasibility study
  • Architectural design
  • Public consultation
  • Spatial planning


  • Sunday Times British Homes Awards - Mixed-use Development of the Year
  • Building Magazine Awards - Project of the Year (shortlisted)
  • AJ Architecture Awards - Mixed-use Project of the Year (shortlisted)
Somerset Place

The scheme creates vital new housing for the area on a prominent site next to the Civic Centre.

We replaced a tired, partly vacant office block with a new 14-storey tower, creating 94 new one, two and three-bedroom homes and 3,000sqm of ground floor retail space. The apartments are bright and spacious, with outdoor space provided through a mix of balconies, private gardens and shared terraces.

An important part of our brief from Lambeth Council was the creation of new homes for social rent, making up 40% of the development. As well as providing a much-needed source of affordable housing for Brixton, our tenure-blind design treats every home equally, with no ‘poor doors’.

We designed all of the homes to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, and an energy centre on the roof of the adjacent Civic Centre provides low-carbon heat and power to the development.

Photography Tim Crocker