Brixton plumbing suppliers out – flats in

Written by on December 9, 2015 in gentrification, Housing, News - 2 Comments
Diamond on Acre Lane

Diamond on Acre Lane

Two more useful Brixton traders are to close to make way for flats, the Brixton Society reports. They are plumbers merchants Plumbase in Stockwell Green and Diamond plumbing supplies near Tesco on Acre Lane

Proposed Lexadon development on Acre Lane

Proposed Lexadon development on Acre Lane

Lexadon, the Lambeth-based landlord, has acquired Diamond. Its scheme involves 27 “high spec residential units”  for rent and three commercial units.

Proposed Walbury development in Stockwell Green

Proposed Walbury development in Stockwell Green

The Surrey-based developer Walbury Estates has bought the Plumbase site and held a pre-planning public consultation at Stockwell Resource Centre on 7 December. It promises 25 market-price homes for sale.

Pre-planning consultation on Lexadon’s scheme will be at its premises at 419 Coldharbour Lane on 12 December.

About the Author

Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. He works out of an office in St Matthews and before that the Bon Marché. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

2 Comments on "Brixton plumbing suppliers out – flats in"

  1. Suzierobs December 31, 2015 at 10:54 am ·

    I’ve been using Diamond plumbers merchants for 20 years. They’re a really well-used local resource. Independent merchants, not part of a big chain, helpful, knowledgable staff, good prices, excellent stock levels. I’ll really miss this shop, they’re so much better than the big chains like Plumbcenter. I’m sure there’s many other local plumbers who’ll be feeling the same way I do 🙁

  2. Madeleine December 11, 2015 at 1:02 pm ·

    Wow, this is fast becoming the London Borough of Lexadon, monopolies issue?

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