Brixton's Brook House marks milestone with topping out ceremony

A key milestone in the creation of new homes in central Brixton, as part of Lambeth Council and Muse Developments' Your New Town Hall project, has been reached.

A 'topping out' ceremony was held at Brook House in Brixton Hill to celebrate reaching the highest point in construction.

The site was previously used for Council offices, known as Hambrook House, and was demolished to reduce Lambeth Council's core office buildings.

When completed, its replacement Brook House will provide 46 private apartments, plus ground floor of retail space. Brook House is part of the 'Your New Town Hall' scheme which will see an investment of more than £36million into developing 194 new homes, as well as a new energy-efficient civic building and refurbishment of Grade II listed Town Hall.

James Stockdale, senior development manager at Muse Developments, said: "This is a key milestone in the delivery of Brook House and the wider Your New Town Hall scheme, which is providing much-needed housing and commercial space alongside the refurbished Grade II listed Town Hall and new energy-efficient civic office.

"The project is a true partnership and we have been working closely alongside the Council to deliver this important development for Lambeth which will transform the area around the town hall into a vibrant community with new places to live, work and visit."