The project to demolish old council building Olive Morris House is the last phase of the wider £135m Lambeth Town Hall scheme.
The final stages of the demolition are targeted for completion by the end of the year with new building being fully completed in late 2022.
To date Muse, as council development partner, has fully refurbished the Grade II listed town hall; delivered a new 120,000 sq ft civic building for the borough, 120 new homes and commercial space in the refurbished Ivor House, and newly built Somerset Place / Maugham House.
Lambeth’s Archives collection documents 1,000 years of the area’s local history as well as holding 500 years’ worth of records of Lambeth as a local authority, including collections of national significance and a rich local studies collection.
Jonathan O’Neill, contracts director at McAleer & Rushe, said: “It is our pleasure to commence work on Olive Morris House as the final piece of the significant Your New Town Hall regeneration and create much-needed homes in central Brixton.
“This is our second project with Muse Developments and the successful close-working relationship has enabled us to mobilise quickly on site and establish a collaborative approach between all stakeholders.”