Brixton Design Trail 2016 starts today with a series of events and activities until 25th September. Under the theme ‘Rebel Rebel’, it aims to engage the local community and wider design world with a series of installations, exhibitions and events throughout the town centre by resident artists, designers and creative organisations. Rebel Rebel of course plays tribute to Brixton’s own David Bowie.
Several activities are taking place in Brixton Hill.
- F Mondays at 112A Brixton Hill is hosting an exhibition by screenprinter Chiara Leto all week.
- Brixton Windmill has a Harvest Festival 1-5 on Sunday 18th September, coinciding with its 200th anniversary year and Open House Weekend. As well as rural crafts and baking demonstrations, local pattern and print designers Eley Kishimoto will dress the windmill sails with their striking Flash design, made to celebrate the 200th anniversary.
- The new South Bank UTC, which opened this month in temporary buildings off Horsford Road, has a talk and exhibition at 4pm on 22nd September about training young engineers.
Details of these and all the events across Brixton can be found on brixtondesigntrail.com
Today, Monday 29 June, is the last day for public comments on the plans for the ‘Brixton Hill Campus’ on the site of Lambeth College before the development moves to the formal planning phase.
Since the public meeting in March, the consultants to the development held a further series of exhibitions and have redesigned their plans. Changes include cladding the buildings in brick rather than stone so as to fit in with Corpus Christi Church and Brixton Hill Court on either side. The sports facilities appear to back onto fewer houses and the sports hall height has been reduced. Continue reading
After a less than satisfactory set of statements by the developers of the Lambeth College site on Brixton Hill at the meeting organised by Chuka Umunna MP earlier this month, the partners have finally put more information in the public domain.
A website has been created at BrixtonHillCampus.com and an exhibition is being planned as an opportunity to see the plans so far and meet the team on two dates:
- Thursday 26 March between 2pm and 7.30pm
- Saturday 28 March between 11am and 3pm
Both exhibitions will take place at Lambeth College on Brixton Hill. Councillors will attend to press the developers to ensure fuller, clearer information is now available about the new buildings and the construction phase.
Future events are promised and the team have said they welcome comments at email@example.com or 020 7566 7964.
As 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