The Muslim Association of Nigeria has submitted a planning application to build a new mosque to replace its current place of worship on the Old Kent Road.
The scheme – designed by architects Atelier UWA – would see the current three-storey building replaced by a six-storey mosque with a worship space as well as sports and youth facilities, multi-function halls and a business incubator.
The congregation soon outgrew the building and plans for a purpose-built mosque have been worked on for many years. A 2011 proposal to move to a site further down the Old Kent Road didn't come to fruition.
In 2010 the Muslim Association of Nigeria was honoured at the Southwark Civic Awards for its inter-faith, education and community work.
• See planning application 18/AP/1431