“Key Facts” of the redevelopment of Lambeth College on Brixton Hill

Trinity Academy pic 2As previously outlined, an ‘open forum’ last week was organised by the partners redeveloping the Lambeth College site on Brixton Hill, which included the Education Funding Agency, Mott MacDonald, Lambeth College, Trinity Academy and South Bank UTC. Unfortunately many residents did not get sufficient notice, particularly those from Brixton Hill Court, so we are pressing for further opportunities. Councillors Adrian Garden and Martin Tiedemann attended and spoke to residents and architects.

The partners unveiled at the event a small number of images – two artists’ impressions and some site plans. These are reproduced below. The partners also circulated a page of ‘key facts’, including details of the four-storey temporary buildings to go on the far rear corner of the site and an email address residents can use to communicate with the partners. However, a lot more information and reassurances will be needed for residents to evaluate the plans and make meaningful suggestions in the planning process. Continue reading

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New Park Road to be partially closed off for a month

New Park Road signA notice has appeared today in the Lambeth Weekender outlining that the Council intend to allow a month-long temporary closure to cars of New Park Park Road at the junction with Brixton Hill, starting 9th December.

The closure is to allow for essential gas works and will not be at all times of day, regulated by signs. Continue reading

Consultation finally announced on plans for Lambeth College site

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After months of waiting for any news at all about the plans for the redevelopment of the Lambeth College site on Brixton Hill, the Government has finally announced its outline plans for the site that it bought from the College for £18million.

Brixton Hill residents have been invited to an ‘open forum’ discussion at the site on November 19, before the formal consultation process begins.

The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has confirmed the redeveloped site will be home to  adult education and training facilities for Lambeth College, the new Trinity Academy and the 14-19 Southbank University Technical College in partnership with London Southbank University and employer sponsors. They say the new buildings and provision will aim to cater for almost 2,000 learners at a time. Continue reading

Welcome to Rosebery and Thornbury Roads Residents’ Association

rosethornWe are very please to welcome a new residents’ association in the ward, covering Rosebery and Thornbury Roads off Kings Avenue. Residents set up the association earlier this week ‘to provide a central place residents can use to share information, discuss issues and initiatives, get support and make a difference.’

RA members now have a website, a Google Group to store correspondence and a Twitter account at @RoseThornTRA.

An email will shortly go out to local residents to outline who the TRA officers are and provide a timeline and hopefully some more information on when the first meeting is to which all residents will be invited.

We look forward to working with the TRA and attending meetings. Since the resurfacing of the roads, we know that parking is a major local concern and we’ll report back to the TRA on progress.

New Town Hall consultation meetings for local residents

YNTH-sketchAs plans continue to be developed for the New Town Hall and council office sites along Brixton Hill, local residents are being invited to consultation meetings later this month to further consider ideas for the new buildings.

Reports on local blogs mistakenly suggested that the historic (and iconic) Electric Brixton on Town Hall Parade would now form part of the development. Brixton Blog has now corrected this and the Council has confirmed that there are no plans for the site. The neighbouring building currently housing the Fridge Bar has always been part of the redevelopment proposals alongside Hambrook House, Olive Morris House and council buildings on Buckner Road. Continue reading