Loughborough Park, Brixton
The phased regeneration of Loughborough Park is transforming the Brixton estate into a modern and exciting location, with sustainability at the centre of the design proposals. The £80m scheme is made up of 487 new energy efficient homes, allowing for the direct rehousing of existing residents within the first two phases whilst providing an additional 97 units for private rent and shared ownership. There will also be 300sqm of community space.
Both buildings and landscaping are configured to reduce energy consumption and maximise natural light whilst improving local wildlife and ecology. A controlled palette of materials is used throughout the scheme to achieve individual block character and attractive architectural modulation. A sense of openness is also achieved through generously glazed entrances and stair cores, and a mix of buff and red brick with other cladding materials help to emphasise entrances. At the heart of the development a community centre and play space, which will offer activities and events for all residents. Most recently phase 3 secured unanimous approval from LB Lambeth. This final phase of the project involves the demolition of the remaining buildings on site to provide 276 homes across 3 buildings.