Brixton Green – redeveloping Somerleyton Road

Brixton Green was set up in 2007 by local people in Brixton, South London and registered as an industrial society in 2009. Brixton Green is interested in using the Community Right to Build and is involving the community in the development of a large neglected site along Somerleyton Road. The site is of key importance to the community in Brixton as it divides Brixton town centre from the Triangle on the other side of the tracks contributing to the reduction of economic activity and community safety in the Triangle.

The Brixton Green proposal has been developed from hundreds of conversations with local people. It has three key elements:

  • Creative hub – bringing together three established Brixton arts organisations with additional space for community groups and smaller creative businesses. These organisations would bring an additional 30,000 visitors a year to the other side of the tracks and help extend Brixton town centre.
  • Community hub – use community activity near the unwelcoming alley under the railway to help resolve the permeability issues at this end of the site. This hub will include a children’s nursery, training for young parents and an integrated health centre..
  • Sustainably built street facing homes – including family units on the ground floor, front gardens and communal rear gardens.

The group has all the relevant pieces in place in order to make a strong application to the Greater London Authority (GLA) for Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) funding.