Brixton Windmill launch ‘Mill Memories’ on Bank Holiday Monday

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Brixton Windmill will be launching their Mill Memories book and exhibition on Bank Holiday Monday 5 May.

Mill Memories is an oral history project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of its All Our Stories scheme. Volunteers interviewed 26 local residents about their recollections of Brixton Windmill and the surrounding area, and have used the material they gathered to produce a book and exhibition. Continue reading

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Five-storey building planned for former petrol station site on Brixton Hill

Screenshot 2014-02-16 16.03.32An application for planning permission for two linked 5-storey buildings has been submitted for the derelict former Elf petrol station on Brixton Hill.

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.

Residents can make comments or object to the scheme online here.