“In its heyday, the Brixton Co-operative Department Store brought English utopian socialist values to the heart of one of metropolitan London’s most popular shopping districts, Brixton. Designed in a stripped-down Baroque style - with hints of Modernism, its architecture was meant to infuse shopping with elegance. Today, the significance of Ivor House lies primarily in its exterior: it retains many of its original external features such as ground level plate glass windows in polished stone surrounds, large metal windows on the upper floors, and classical ornament. Ivor House, moreover, makes a significant contribution to the grand classical townscape of central Brixton and the setting of the neighbouring listed buildings including Trinity Buildings and the Grade II* Lambeth Town
Hall - views of Lambeth Town Hall along Acre Lane are stated as being of particular importance in the Conservation Area Statement. . Like most department stores, the interiors were designed to facilitate frequent display changes and the building’s conversion to council offices has meant that little original fabric survives in the former retail floors.
The proposals, aim to convert the building that is currently used as poor-quality municipal offices into four floors of apartments set above ground-floor retail accommodation. The 26 apartments will be constructed around a central lift with an art deco style.
Morgan Sindall were appointed in April 2017 to commence the refurbishment works to Ivor House which complete in Autumn 2018”.
Fit out of apartments
14 year and above
The next Open Doors will take place in 2019.