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Somerleyton Road – Phase 2

Lambeth Council has plans to build more than 320 new homes in Brixton as the second phase of a scheme that has already delivered one of London’s newest theatre spaces and affordable workspace for local businesses.

The Somerleyton Road scheme will deliver new social rent homes for local families on the waiting list, a new extra-care facility for residents with social care and support needs and a new community space to replace the existing provision.

Phase 2
will directly address the housing crisis and respond to the Climate Emergency

The council is seeking a development partner for the next phase of the Somerleyton Road project, which has already seen Brixton House Theatre built and the locally listed Carlton Mansions refurbished.

A report considered by Lambeth’s Cabinet on Monday, 24th July, sets out the objectives that the council will seek from any development partners, including net-zero carbon development and employment opportunities for local people. The project will also improve the local area and bring wider social value benefits to local communities.

Phase 2
will deliver 50 high quality Extra Care homes & community space
inspiration and an employability programme for schools and colleges are one of the many benefits for the local community

A few words

Councillor Danny Adilypour, Lambeth’s Cabinet Member for Sustainable Growth and New Homes, said: “This important scheme is a key opportunity for us to deliver much-needed affordable housing and transform this part of central Brixton. Our commitment to accelerate the delivery of new affordable homes will be reflected in this important scheme at a time when too many residents are impacted by the national housing crisis.”

“We’re doing what we can to get more homes built, despite the challenges of rising building costs, the post-Brexit shortage of workers and rising interest rates creating uncertainty in the economy. Our ambitions for this scheme are to create high-quality and genuinely affordable homes sustainably and to create safer and healthier public spaces.”


Further information on the procurement objectives and process is detailed in the Information Memorandum:

To register for EU supply, follow the link below. Procurement documents will be available from 29 August 2023


Youth Representative

Lambeth Council is recruiting a Youth Representative to participate in the decision-making panels to appoint a Development Partner to build the second phase of Somerleyton Road. As the Council is looking for a Youth Representative to bring their lived experience to the assessment process, no previous experience is required, as training and support will be provided.

The Youth Representative should be between 16 – 25 years old and living or attached to an organisation in Brixton Windrush Ward. We will initially be prioritising young people who live in the ward.

More details can be found in the attached role description and flyer.

The deadline is 5 pm. on 27th October 2023, and you can apply using this link, with interviews expected to occur on Friday 03 November 2023.

For more information, please contact Catherine Greig at catherine@make-good.com

A Community Focus

The ‘Meet the Bidders’ day will allow the local community to receive presentations from potential development partner bidders of the Somerleyton Road Project. Bidders will share their understanding of the context of Brixton and how they intend to carry out engagement and co-design activities for this development, should they be selected. The day will be facilitated on behalf of the Council by Make: good, an architecture and design studio involving people in shaping neighbourhood change, who will oversee the timetable and help chair each Meet the Bidder session.

You must be over 16 years old, and no experience is required, as a clear briefing will be provided by make: good about the day and your role in advance. We are looking for up to 12 people for our stakeholder panel and are interested to know why you want to apply and your connection to the Brixton Windrush Ward. We will ensure that the panel is representative of the local area and will be prioritising ward residents in the first instance.

The ‘Meet the Bidders’ day is expected to occur in late January/early February 2024. Applications are open until 5 pm on 26th November 2023.

More details can be found in the attached role description and flyer.

To apply, please click this link, which will take you to the application form.

For more information, please contact Catherine Greig at catherine@make-good.com

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