Lambeth Civic Quarter 

Our brief was to enhance the history while providing modern facilities. Cartwright Pickard’s scheme meets these aims but has also created new spaces that have delighted visitors and been enthusiastically welcomed by Councillors, staff and the public.

Dan Murray, Senior Programme Manager, Lambeth Council

Client  London Borough of Lambeth / Muse Developments
Location  Brixton, London
Completion  Ongoing


  • RIBA stages 1-6
  • Architectural design
  • Masterplanning
  • Public engagement


  • 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)
Lambeth Civic Quarter

Lambeth Civic Quarter is centred around the refurbishment and expansion of the 1908 grade II listed Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton, designed by Septimus Warwick and H Austen and the construction of an 11,000sqm BREEAM Excellent Civic Centre. In addition to the Town Hall and Civic Centre, the Your New Town Hall masterplan also includes:

Somerset Place
The demolition of an existing office building to create 94 new homes in a part 14, part 10 and part 4-6 storey building with ground floor commercial space.

Ivor House
The sensitive refurbishment of this Art Deco building, the former Co-operative department store and one of the first buildings in Brixton to get electric, into 26 new apartments.

The Press
New cycle hub with 218 cycle parking spaces, changing/shower facilities and a café.

Olive Morris House
The demolition of an existing council building to create 74 new homes in a part 6 and part 7 storey building with flexible commercial space at ground floor and basement level.

With the Town Hall and Civic Centre now in use, the project has reduced Lambeth Council’s core office buildings from 14 to 2, cutting the organisation's carbon footprint by two-thirds and saving taxpayers more than £4.5m a year.

James Pickard recently took part in the Estates Gazette (EG) Property Podcast alongside Morgan Sindall Group company Muse, discussing our work on Lambeth Civic Quarter and the wider regeneration of Brixton.

Lambeth Civic Quarter

Ivor House  Brixton, London

Lambeth Civic Quarter

Somerset Place  Brixton, London