The Your New Town Hall (YNTH) project will see Lambeth Council rationalising its office space, reducing its core office buildings from 14 to two, with expected savings of at least £4.5m a year. The scheme involves three sites in Brixton town centre and comes at no cost to local taxpayers.
The current Town Hall will be refurbished and a new 125,000 sq ft office building for the council will be built. The scheme also includes the provision of new commercial space and up to 275 new homes, of which the aim is to secure 40% as ‘affordable’.
Morgan Sindall’s construction business is main contractor for the project. The construction cost of the overall project will be approximately £50m.
A planning application is expected to be submitted by January 2015, and if planning consent is granted, work is due to start in summer of 2015.
Muse Developments was chosen as the preferred developer for the YNTH project late last year, ahead of Kajima and United House, who were also shortlisted. The conclusion of the conditional development agreement now allows Muse to move onto the detailed design and public consultation stage.
Michael Auger, development director at Muse Developments, said: “We are very excited to be on board with such a major regeneration project; we want to create something that everyone in the borough can benefit from and which adds even greater vibrancy to Brixton’s thriving community.”
Tony Dixon, managing director of Morgan Sindall’s London and aviation businesses, said: “The combined capabilities of Morgan Sindall Group offer elegant, cost effective solutions for our customers. We are committed to providing exceptional assets for Lambeth Council.”