Lambeth Civic Centre and Town Hall

Lambeth Civic Centre and Town Hall was featured in our report, Design Matters: Good Design Doesn't Cost the Earth. It is an example of how careful restoration, combined with a sustainability conscious new build, can help tackle the climate emergency.

Lambeth Council’s new civic quarter is centred around the refurbishment of the Edwardian Grade II Listed Lambeth Town Hall and the construction of a new build Civic Centre. Original fixtures and fittings were restored, including brass door fittings, marble, stained glass, vaulted ceilings, chandeliers and windows. The building was upgraded to include an insulated green roof with solar panels. The project has also reduced the council’s core office buildings from fourteen to two, saving taxpayer money and cutting the council’s carbon footprint by two-thirds.

Lambeth Civic Centre and Town Hall won a 2019 RIBA London Award.

Lambeth Civic Centre interior. Image credit: Daniel Clements

Building information

  • Location: Brixton, London
  • Architect: Cartwright Pickard
  • Client: Lambeth Council & Muse Developments
  • Contractor: Morgan Sindall
  • Structural Engineer: Curtins Consulting
  • Environmental / Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: chapmanbdsp

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