CRP and Lambeth Council welcomes Urban Design London to Brixton27th October 2015 / Posted by CRP Team
Local authority and TfL planners, regeneration and conservation officers were welcomed to Brixton last week as part of Urban Design for London’s programme of training, advice, networking and design surgery events.
Lambeth’s Townscape Heritage Initiative Project Manager, Ellie Cook, explained how £1.95m of Heritage Lottery Funding is working alongside £869k of Mayor’s High Street Fund and £1.03m of Lambeth Council investment to reinvigorate Electric Avenue. Speaking during a guided walk about, Ellie said:
“The public realm improvements to Brixton’s principle market street, being managed by CRP, will help secure the future of this vital asset which has served the local community for 110 years. The sweeping Victorian facades of Electric Ave will be repaired and restored with the co-operation of building owners and community partners and heritage investment from the National Lottery. Combined, these projects will preserve and regenerate this unique street as a vibrant and successful shopping destination for future generations.”
Delivery of the Brixton High Street Fund project will get under way in Electric Avenue in January 2016, with works due to finish in June. The Townscape Heritage Initiative will run until December 2019. For more information visit Future Brixton.