View north

View towards Canary Wharf

Section through 10th and 11th floors

Reflected ceiling plan at night

Project Status

On site


The Civic

Structural engineer


Planning consultant


Quantity surveyor

White & Lloyd

Design Team

Hana Ichikawa, Jack Lewandowski,
Hidetaka Morinaga, Graham West,
Kevin Widger


The Civic occupies the upper levels of International House in Brixton. The twelve storey tower built in the 1980s was formerly used by Lambeth Council as offices.

Proposals include internal alterations to the 10th and 11th floor and a new 200m² lightweight timber and glass enclosure to the 11th floor which wraps around the existing cores occupying unused roof space.

Planning permission has been granted for the new additions and change of use for the upper levels. The new and refurbished spaces will accommodate a number of uses across 1,564m²  including work, education, exhibition and dining with 360° views over London.