Construction to start on Brixton Windmill Education Centre

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Architect’s sketch of new education centre in Windmill Gardens

The long awaited building of the new education centre for Brixton Windmill will start later this month. The new centre will be used to run workshops for schools and other groups as well as supporting the regular programme of Windmill open days and other events, and is being paid for by Lambeth Council with a crowdfunder campaign by the Friends of Windmill Gardens raising the funds to fit out the centre.

The building contractors are writing to local residents to introduce themselves and provide information about the construction process, which will involve some disruption. The project will commence with the site being set-up on Monday 19th November 2018, followed by the ground-works for the building, with the new timber frame and walling then to be completed.

The works themselves will be carried out Monday to Friday from 8am-5pm for a minimum 20 week period, subject to extension due to constraints posed by weather conditions, and with weekend working throughout the project as necessary. Deliveries will generally be scheduled to site after 9am and before 3pm.

Logan Construction have provided contact details for their site managers in case of issues arising:

  • Bill Gleed – Logan Construction Site Manager 07710 307568
  • Neil Ochiltree – Logan Construction Contracts Manager 07393 461095
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5-storey building proposed on Blenheim Gardens opposite Windmill pub

IMG_1206A planning application has been lodged with the Council for a new building on the empty site on Blenheim Gardens opposite the Windmill pub.

A 5-storey building is proposed, to create 13 studios/offices (Use Class B1, i.e. as offices but not for any industrial processes) and 9 residential units together with cycle parking and refuse and recycling storage areas. As a location of employment opportunity, it would be expected for there to be work units or offices – the developer claims that the residential element is to make the development stack up financially. Full details and documents are here. Continue reading