Hornsey Town Hall Plans Approval

19 July 2010

Plans have been approved for the restoration and refurbishment of Hornsey Town Hall in north east London.

Hornsey Town Hall

Town Hall Plans Copyright John McAslan + Partners

The refurbishment of the Town Hall involves the transformation of the Grade II listed building into an arts and cultural centre housing a theatre, studio space, cafe/restaurant, bar and offices together with a Facilitating Development comprising 123 residential units.

Capita Symonds’ Town Planning team managed the preparation, submission and negotiation of the detailed planning and Listed Building consent applications for both the refurbishment and Facilitating Development as part of a multidisciplinary offering from across the company which is working closely with the lead designers John McAslan + Partners to develop the plans.

Designed by Reginald Uren, Hornsey Town Hall was built in 1935 and is seen as one of the finest buildings of its period, with many original fixtures and fittings still in place. In its heyday its Assembly Hall staged events of all kinds including dances, school prize-givings and even Queen’s first concert in 1971.

The Town Hall still regularly features in TV programmes and films including ITV’s Whitechapel, the BBC’s Moses Jones, the recent Hollywood political satire In the Loop and the recent Ricky Gervais movie Cemetery Junction.

The refurbishment project will be funded through sale of the adjoining land - the ‘Facilitating Development’ - and fundraising carried out by the Hornsey Town Hall Creative Trust which has been working in partnership with Haringey Council to restore the building as an asset to the community.