Brixton Square emerges on Coldharbour Lane, acquires suitably ‘edgy’ typeface

Brixton Square emerges on Coldharbour Lane, dons suitably 'edgy' typeface

It appears Brixton is getting a new square in the shape of ‘Brixton Square’ at 368-372 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8PL – right next to Granville Arcade/Brixton Village.

Brixton Square emerges on Coldharbour Lane, acquires suitably 'edgy' typeface

A Barratt Homes development on the site of the much-missed Cooltan Arts community centre, the ‘Brixton Square’ name has only recently appeared on the site hoardings, resplendent in a graffiti-style ‘edgy’ typeface.

Brixton Square emerges on Coldharbour Lane, acquires suitably 'edgy' typeface

Although it’s calling itself ‘Brixton Square,’ as far as I can see there’s no actual public square included in this private development.

In fact, I don’t think there’s any council/social housing either, and I’m not sure about how much affordable housing is in there too – Barratt’s website currently has no information at all about these new ‘contemporary apartments.’

Barratt Homes on Coldharbour Lane Brixton

Still, at least there’s that lovely green space outside Southwyck House opposite, which is still a popular choice for folks to enjoy their lunch outdoors.

Well, it’s there for now, but even that’s under threat from developers: I’ll be posting up more about that later.

Discuss the development – and other Brixton matters on the very busy Brixton forum.

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