Exhibitions organised for new education development on Brixton Hill

image005After 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 information@brixtonhillcampus.com or 020 7566 7964.

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This week: Consultation meeting on Lambeth College redevelopment

Trinity Academy picLocal MP Chuka Umunna is holding a People’s Question Time on 4 March for residents to raise concerns with him, councillors and others regarding the redevelopment of Lambeth College on Brixton Hill.

Whilst many residents seem to be in favour for the site remaining a centre of education, rather than housing or retail, there is widespread concern regarding the lack of consultation given to residents regarding the proposals, despite councillors raising this with developers.

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“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

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