Lambeth Civic Quarter named Mixed-use Development of the Year at the Sunday Times British Homes Awards

Lambeth Civic Quarter won Mixed-Use Development of the Year and the restoration of historic, art-deco Ivor House also received a high commendation for Development Transformation of the Year at this year's Sunday Times British Homes Awards.

The project for Lambeth Council and Muse Developments has transformed Lambeth Council’s estate, cutting the council’s carbon footprint by two thirds and saving taxpayers over £5m a year. The mixed-use project has brought staff working in 14 different buildings together in the refurbished Grade II Listed Lambeth Town Hall and an adjacent new-build 11,000sqm Civic Office.

120 new homes (40% of which are affordable housing) with ground floor retail and restaurants have also been created through the refurbishment of Ivor House, an art deco former department store, and in a new 14-storey building. A former printworks has been refurbished to create a new cycle hub with 218 cycle parking spaces, changing rooms and a café.

“This is a major achievement for our Brixton scheme, which has been a true partnership project from the outset. Brixton Centric has sensitively restored a unique historic building and created new homes, including 40% affordable, in an unrivalled central location. The wider regeneration project has also delivered a new civic office, restored town hall and new commercial space, so I’m delighted its significant impact on the local area has been recognised.”

James Stockdale, Senior Development Manager at Muse Developments