Developer plans six-storey office block on Electric Avenue

Written by on 5 October, 2018 in Business, News, Planning - 3 Comments

Corner of Electric Avenue proposed for development

Another familiar piece of Brixton town centre is set to be knocked down to make way for a new development. The owners of 9-15 Electric Avenue – home to the foxes and cherries – are consulting on plans to redevelop this corner of the market.

Pagecolt (Brixton) Ltd want to build office space with retail accommodation at street level. An exhibition of the plans was on display at Effra Space, Effra Parade on Thursday 20 and Monday 24 September between 4-8pm where residents were invited to fill in consultation feedback forms.

Architect drawing of proposed building for corner of Electric AvenueSome felt the exhibition could have been better attended if it had been more central. According to the consultation brochure, the existing building, which was built on a bomb site is low quality and long overdue for replacement.

“The proposals provide an opportunity to create an attractive new building, contributing to the vitality and character of the conservation area”. The proposed building would be six storeys plus a basement.

One resident who attended the consultation felt the proposed building was too high for the site in question.

David Williamson, partner at developer Hanover Cube LLP said: “We’re pleased our public exhibition sessions went successfully and we are delighted to be bringing forward these exciting proposals. Our scheme will re-establish the historical façade line of Electric Avenue whilst delivering a modern and sustainable building which will deliver at least 250 jobs.

“These are exciting times for Brixton and we look forward to working with residents, businesses, and Lambeth council to redevelop this former WW2 bomb-site infill.”

Electronic feedback forms are available from elecricavenue@quatro-pr.co.uk.  According to the company, a review of feedback will inform the planning application that will be submitted to Lambeth council.

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3 Comments on "Developer plans six-storey office block on Electric Avenue"

  1. John Lessor 12 October, 2018 at 2:57 pm · Reply

    It will be great to see that corner freshened up, but design looks out of place for Electric Ave. It will also be a shame to loose the Chinese market. Hopefully it can find a home elsewhere in the neighbourhood.

  2. Glen Mehn 8 October, 2018 at 10:30 am · Reply

    Hello – the above email address bounces as “no such user” – can we find a correct one? These things are easier to address before planning stage when funds are committed.

  3. Patricia Clarke 5 October, 2018 at 1:44 pm · Reply

    More shops but taking away the supermarket . This is taking away the diversity of foods in the Area. We lost the frozen fish shop in another devlopment on Acre Lane a great loss to the community. What’s next the Chinese supermarket.

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