Plans for Hornsey Town Hall to be made public

PUBLISHED: 09:03 18 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:03 18 May 2017

Plans for Hornsey Town Hall in The Broadway, Crouch End will be unveiled on Saturday.

Plans for Hornsey Town Hall in The Broadway, Crouch End will be unveiled on Saturday.


Members of the public will get a glimpse of plans for Hornsey Town Hall as they are unveiled this week ahead of a proposed multi-million pound redevelopment.

Designed by Reginald Uren and completed in 1935, Hornsey Town Hall was used as the old borough council's headquarters until 1966. Designed by Reginald Uren and completed in 1935, Hornsey Town Hall was used as the old borough council's headquarters until 1966.

Developers Far East Consortium (FEC) will share their plans to renovate the Grade II listed building on Saturday before submitting a full planning application in July.

In a statement the business said community use of the building would be “at the heart of the proposals” including a new arts centre, restaurants, cafes, a hotel and housing.

Head of UK development for the comapny, John Connolly, said: “We are looking forward to sharing the plans and keen to hear ideas for the community uses inside the building, as well as for a revitalised Town Square.

“We hope to see as many people as possible to make sure we can deliver a scheme to make Crouch End proud,” he added.

Asked how different the company’s July planning application is likely to be, an FEC spokeswoman said: “The previous application for the site was not linked with FEC.

“The proposals we will present are similar in terms of the parameters set by the previous consent, but our architects have improved the design,” she added.

Hornsey Town Hall Appreciation Society member David Winskill said: “It’s really good news. A lot has changed since the original permission of 2010/13.

“The value of the car park has more than doubled, house prices have risen, there’s an even greater need for affordable and social housing and we now have the addition of a hotel.

“Stakeholders now have the opportunity to have their say and nail down the details of the arts centre,” he added.

However, David questioned the timing suggesting there would be concerns about how adequate the consultation would be given that many people are on holiday during August.

A Haringey Council spokeswoman said: “It’s great news that FEC have started their engagement with people, who we know will have a wealth of exciting and innovative ideas.

“The company was chosen as the council’s preferred bidder because they showed how this much-loved building could be restored for future generations, with a clear commitment to community use,” she added.

Plans go on view from 10am until 4pm on Saturday and again between 2pm and 5pm then 6pm to 9pm on May 23.

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