Department Store, Brixton

Location Ferndale Road, Brixton

Status On site


In September 2015 Lambeth Council approved plans for Squire and Partners’ relocation from King’s Cross to Brixton. The consented scheme includes The Department Store – a disused Edwardian annexe to the Bon Marche store – which will be restored, refurbished and extended to accommodate the practice, as well as housing an independent bar/restaurant (also owned by Squire and Partners).


The development includes a refurbishment of the former Fire Station and Stables to provide a new location for Brixton Post Office and three units for local creative businesses.


The office comprises 4,767sq m of design studio including a new social rooftop space expressed as a series of pavilions, a staff café, gallery/seminar space, modelshop and facilities for staff including cycle storage, showers and a landscaped garden courtyard.


The Department Store concept is intended to showcase the different elements of Squire and Partners’ work including installations, interior design, product design, illustration, modelmaking and CGI as well as architecture.


Client Squire and Partners

Contractor Stoneforce Ltd

Cost Consultant Colliers

M&E Engineer DSA Engineering Ltd

Planning Consultant Jon Dingle Ltd

Structural Engineer Davies Maguire