Acre Lane, Brixton

Client: Genesis Housing Association
Quanta: 60 residential units and 524 m2 of flexible commercial floorspace
Architect: bptw architecture

Working alongside bptw’s architects, our planning team secured permission for the redevelopment of a former industrial backland site, public house and retail unit on Acre Lane in Brixton. The scheme involved the demolition of a locally listed public house, requiring a convincing case for redevelopment. bptw worked alongside commercial agents to demonstrate that the continued use was unviable, putting together a strong case for the loss of local employment use. 

Throughout the project there were some strong objections from local residents based around concerns regarding housing density, proximity of buildings and an over concentration of affordable housing. bptw planners attended a series of public consultation events and advised on a strategy to address specific party wall/boundary matters and presented the application to the council’s planning committee, making a strong regeneration case and responding to a number of detailed member level concerns, resulting in permission being granted.

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