Having been refused planning permission on a previous occasion, developers have returned with a scheme that they say better reflects the surrounding street scene and adjacent Grade II listed buildings. According to the design statement:
“The southern block, a five-storey white rendered block, adopts the proportions, massing and materiality of 132 Brixton Hill Grade II listed building. The northern block, of a red/brown finish, is narrower than the southern part seeking to maintain the proportions of the row of brick terraced houses north along Brixton Hill. It also seeks to tie in with the language of the brick mills and industrial units to the rear of the site.”
The scheme is a mixed use scheme, with ten studio/office units and eight residential units on the upper floors, with no homes deemed ‘affordable’.
The developer is also offering a financial contribution to the upkeep of Windmill Gardens, as well as an agreement that residents would not be eligible for residents’ parking permits in order to reduce the burden on local parking.