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.
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.
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.’
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.
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