A restored and repurposed icon, a new town hall in the heart of Brixton

Delivered by
Muse
Location
Brixton, London
Use
Workspace / Civic & Community / Heritage

Restoring civic pride

We knew what a special building the Grade II Listed Lambeth town hall was in the local neighbourhood and beyond, and we needed to ensure its future at the heart of the community.

 

With our partners, we created a civic and community hub fit for the 21st Century. We preserved and enhanced the building’s heritage and original features, creating a unique and distinctive modern workplace and public building which brings pride to its users and the local community. It’s now home to new flexible co-working hub, event spaces and community rooms.

Modern workspace

The restored town hall now meets the council’s ambition, providing a modern, energy efficient workspace which brings out the best in employees while increasing public access and community use. Its refurbishment has transformed a listed Edwardian landmark, bringing it back to its former glory for the benefit of the public.

 

The town hall now delivers the best possible environment for working, meeting and making decisions, through careful remodelling and reinstatement to create an inviting, open, democratic, flexible and economic building to run, which brings out the best in employees.

Accessible, flexible, sustainable

The town hall is now an accessible and attractive community asset, with a new public courtyard and registry office hosting weddings, the Assembly Hall transformed to provide bookable space for community events, a refurbished council chamber at the heart of local democracy and a flexible workspace for start-ups and small businesses.

 

Accessibility has been greatly improved with two new scenic lifts installed to provide access to all floors of the historic building, increasing accessibility and inclusivity for all.

Quality is the core of sustainable regeneration

Lambeth town hall had to be exemplar. A welcoming and exciting first impression was created through the provision of an ETFE roof over a reinstated glazed brick atrium, leading to a remodelled flexible reception connecting directly to a new public courtyard.

 

The town hall had stood at the centre of the community for over a hundred years, and we wanted it to stand for at least a hundred more. We created a unique and distinctive modern public building, which brings pride to its users and the local community by restoring it to the heart of civic life.

Restoring civic pride

We knew what a special building the Grade II Listed Lambeth town hall was in the local neighbourhood and beyond, and we needed to ensure its future at the heart of the community.

 

With our partners, we created a civic and community hub fit for the 21st Century. We preserved and enhanced the building’s heritage and original features, creating a unique and distinctive modern workplace and public building which brings pride to its users and the local community. It’s now home to new flexible co-working hub, event spaces and community rooms.

Modern workspace

The restored town hall now meets the council’s ambition, providing a modern, energy efficient workspace which brings out the best in employees while increasing public access and community use. Its refurbishment has transformed a listed Edwardian landmark, bringing it back to its former glory for the benefit of the public.

 

The town hall now delivers the best possible environment for working, meeting and making decisions, through careful remodelling and reinstatement to create an inviting, open, democratic, flexible and economic building to run, which brings out the best in employees.

Accessible, flexible, sustainable

The town hall is now an accessible and attractive community asset, with a new public courtyard and registry office hosting weddings, the Assembly Hall transformed to provide bookable space for community events, a refurbished council chamber at the heart of local democracy and a flexible workspace for start-ups and small businesses.

 

Accessibility has been greatly improved with two new scenic lifts installed to provide access to all floors of the historic building, increasing accessibility and inclusivity for all.

Quality is the core of sustainable regeneration

Lambeth town hall had to be exemplar. A welcoming and exciting first impression was created through the provision of an ETFE roof over a reinstated glazed brick atrium, leading to a remodelled flexible reception connecting directly to a new public courtyard.

 

The town hall had stood at the centre of the community for over a hundred years, and we wanted it to stand for at least a hundred more. We created a unique and distinctive modern public building, which brings pride to its users and the local community by restoring it to the heart of civic life.

The town hall is part of the wider Brixton Civic Campus, which delivered:

Refurbished Grade II Listed town hall
120,000 sq ft new civic hub
Restored historic Art Deco Ivor House
194 new homes, 40% affordable
13,000 sq ft new Lambeth Council Archive
Café
Cycle storage & changing rooms

Brixton Civic Campus in numbers

sq ft

New civic office

New homes

years

Duration

People worked on site

%

Affordable homes

Awards

Year
Award

2019

Lambeth Civic Centre and Town Hall, Brixton - Architectural excellence and Sustainability

RIBA London Award

2019

Lambeth Town Hall, Preservation and Rejuvenation Award

Constructing Excellence National Awards

The refurbishment of the Town Hall reinvents and breathes new life into the Edwardian building.

Judges comments
RIBA London Awards,
Ike Ijeh
Architectural Correspondent, Building Magazine

Location

Your New Town Hall, Brixton

1 Brixton Hill,
Brixton,
London SW2 1RW
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