Lexadon was delighted to purchase Walton Lodge Laundry on Coldharbour Lane, Brixton in late 2014. This beautiful three-storey Edwardian brick-built lodge has been well and truly ‘steam-pressed’ into Brixton's history [i] due to its operation as a laundry for over 100 years.
According to Brixton Buzz, the Walton Lodge Sanitary and Steam dates back to 1880, when dairy owner Charles William Newland and his wife set up a domestic laundry service from their home. In 1885, with business booming, they reportedly abandoned their dairy and expanded into a large house on Coldharbour Lane called Walton Lodge – and so the business that was to trade for 119 years was born.
Sadly, the laundry closed in the summer of 2014, but the positive news was that we began to sensitively develop the building retaining all the beautiful features highlighting the 19th century property’s heritage.
Total floor Space 2573 SQM
Property type C3 and B1
Once the project is completed, the Walton Lodge Laundry development will comprise c.1296m2 of commercial/office units, 13 residential units totalling 1104m2 of gross floor area and one two-storey café /restaurant spanning 173m2 with a private courtyard fronting on to Coldharbour Lane.
The original features of the building will remain with Lexadon leaving the front of the building as it is and being as sensitive as possible to the buildings heritage.
Each apartment is finished to a high standard throughout with newly fitted high spec kitchens and bathrooms.
Transport links (both buses and trains) are excellent in this locale e.g. Walton Lodge is situated approximately three minutes’ walk from Brixton overground and about six minutes from the underground stations with fast services in and out of London. The Ritzy Cinema and The Brixton Academy, as well as a wide variety of independent restaurants, bars and cafes, including those in Brixton Village, are nearby. The property is also within easy walking distance of the beautiful Brockwell Park with its popular Victorian Lido.