Foster Wilson Size has completed Brixton House, a contemporary purpose-built theatre in south London. Brixton House is the new location for Ovalhouse Theatre, previously housed in Kennington. It is designed to retain the legacy of this pioneering theatre while bringing a new public arts space to the heart of Brixton. Brixton House features two fully accessible, flexible auditoria, seating 200 and 120 people and seven flexible rehearsal rooms. The robust performance and rehearsal spaces sit within a community driven cultural hub that also includes a large public cafe foyer and two floors of creative workspace.
Located on the corner site of Coldharbour Lane and Somerleyton Road, Brixton House has a lightweight, anodized aluminium facade that incorporates a range of coloured LED lighting and signage. Inside, raw materials are incorporated throughout for a robust and contemporary studio feel. The new venue is part of the Somerleyton Road Development Project in partnership with the London Borough of Lambeth; an area-wide masterplan that includes the provision of high-quality and affordable housing.