Somerset Place 

Mixed tenure residential accommodation with retail space and public realm in the heart of Brixton, Lambeth.

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 provides 94 new 1, 2 and 3-bed homes over 14 storeys of mixed tenure residential accommodation, with additional retail and ancillary spaces located at ground floor level.

All the residential properties are designed to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. Shared communal play and courtyard garden space is provided at ground level with additional amenity space provided on roof terraces at levels 5 and 10.

The building mass steps down from the 14 storey landmark tower facing Brixton Hill to a 4-6 storey medium rise block that reflect the scale of the existing residential blocks to the rear of the development. The building is clad in contrasting brickwork with reconstituted stone bands and feature brick panels to the 14 storey tower.

The London Borough of Lambeth have been committed to ensuring 40% of the units are affordable, with the remaining high quality, prime residential for market sale. Over 3000m² of new retail space has also been created to provide a truly mixed use development.

Somerset Place forms part of Lambeth Civic Quarter, a major regeneration scheme in the heart of Lambeth. Designed and delivered by Cartwright Pickard for Muse and Lambeth Council, the scheme provided a modern and sustainable new civic centre, the regeneration and restoration of the Grade II Listed Lambeth Town Hall, 194 new homes across Somerset Place and Ivor House as well as new civic and community spaces.

Somerset Place

Photography Tim Crocker