Hambrook House

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Hambrook House


Vobster Architectural worked with sister company Taylor Maxwell to manufacture and supply wet cast stone to Hambrook House, a mixed-use building offering 48 homes as part of the Brixton Town Centre regeneration scheme by Muse Developments. Cartwright Pickard Architects designed a sympathetic refurbishment and remodel of Brixton Town Hall. The wider development provides 194 new homes, 40% of which are affordable housing to support the needs of the local community.

Managed by Galliford Try, Hambrook House has been re-built with multi-tonal bricks and cast stone for a premium finish that reflects the quality of the apartments and amenities. The building ranges from 5 to 14 storeys, with multiple roof terraces and 3,000sqm of retail space available at the ground level.

Sophisticated Modernity

A thorough investigation into the heritage and architecture of Brixton was performed to ensure the design of Hambrook House complemented the architectural character of the conservation area. The incorporation of cast stone mirrors the existing town hall as well as the Victorian and Edwardian architectural styles seen throughout Brixton and London. The height of the build was also considered so as not to overwhelm the skyline and respect the surrounding heritage.

Portland white wet cast stone was utilised across the 14-storey tower at tri-level intervals and as soffits beneath each apartment balcony on the outer edge of the building. Our technical team designed all the fixings for the cast stone, including across the front, soffit and back beams that run along the top corners of the building to ensure the safe and optimised integration of the cast stone components.

After consultation with the Taylor Maxwell team, Cartwright Pickard Architects and Galliford Try specified a grey multi brick for its clean appearance and how it effortlessly paired with the cast stone. Both materials work perfectly in a busy London location as they weather well in a polluted environment. The majority of the cast stone supplied was further designed for a post-fit solution, so it could be installed outside of the critical build path on site and aid the efficiency of construction.

The project is a true partnership and we have been working closely alongside the Council to deliver this important development for Lambeth which will transform the area around the town hall into a vibrant community with new places to live, work and visit

Cllr Matthew Bennett, Cabinet member for Housing

The aim of the project was to enhance Brixton’s history whilst providing superior modern facilities that meet the needs of the local community. Undoubtedly successful, the development has been enthusiastically received by Councillors, staff and the public, whilst also attracting people looking to move to the area.

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