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Hunt begins for architect to revamp Brixton’s Atlantic Road

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Lambeth Council is recruiting a design team to regenerate the Atlantic Road thoroughfare in Brixton, south London

The winner of the £50,000 contract will draw up a series of RIBA Stage 2 options to improve public realm along the busy market street (pictured) and nearby roads.

A RIBA Stage 3 preferred design will later be developed following consultation with the local community and stakeholders.

According to the brief: ‘The overall vision is to create de-cluttered, safer, more pedestrian and cycle-friendly streets; an attractive environment for walking, shopping and cycling that will support the economic well-being of the area.’

Brixton’s street market began in Atlantic Road in the 1870s and quickly spread to nearby Brixton Road and Electric Avenue with an additional covered market constructed in the 1920s.

In recent years part of the market has been rebranded ‘Brixton Village’ and Carl Turner Architects has also completed a competition-winning temporary retail area nearby.

Other local landmarks include the George Finch-designed Brixton Recreation Centre and Pringle Richards Sharratt’s competition-winning Black Cultural Archives.

The latest public realm project includes Atlantic Road and the stretch of Coldharbour Lane outside Brixton Village. Proposals should promote accessibility, enhance the area’s historic structures, remove street clutter and improve overall safety.

The deadline for applications is 12noon on 14 September.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

George Wright
London Borough Of Lambeth
4th Floor
Blue Star House
234-244 Stockwell Road

Tel: 020 7926 0728
Email: gwright@lambeth.gov.uk


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