Hackney Town Hall

  • © Hawkins\Brown
  • © Hawkins\Brown
  • © Hawkins\Brown
  • © Hawkins\Brown
  • © Hawkins\Brown
  • © Hawkins\Brown
  • © Hawkins\Brown
  • © Hawkins\Brown
  • © Hawkins\Brown
  • © Hawkins\Brown
  • © Hawkins\Brown
  • © Hawkins\Brown
  • © Hawkins\Brown
  • © Hawkins\Brown
  • © Hawkins\Brown
  • © Hawkins\Brown
  • © Hawkins\Brown
  • © Hawkins\Brown
  • © Hawkins\Brown
  • © Hawkins\Brown

Application Type

Civic Trust Awards

Level of Award

Commendation

Region

Greater London

Local Authority Area

Hackney

Information about this scheme

In 1937, Hackney Town Hall was completed to designs by Lanchester & Lodge. In 1991 the building was Grade II listed by English Heritage in recognition of the quality of its architecture and its largely intact art deco interiors. The work has been completed in a complex series of overlapping phases, over twelve years linked to funding and to allow the Town Hall to remain open throughout. The works represent a significant long term public investment and measures have been taken to ensure the project provides value for money, increases efficiency and reduces waste and relative management costs. The works cover restoration, repair, reuse conservation and conversion, from the cleaning of the façade to the creation of new, airy reception areas. To gradually bring the building into line with current regulations, improving flexibility in use, accessibility for visitors, and working conditions for the employees. The rejuvenated town hall can accommodate more staff, more council services and is easier and more sustainable to maintain. The conversion of outmoded spaces has allowed for the sensitive introduction of new event venues with the capacity to generate future revenue.

Credits

Architect

Hawkins\Brown

Client

LB Hackney Council

Quantity Surveyor

Ridge

M&E Engineers

Jacobs

Structural Engineer

Warehams

Main Contractor

Osborne

Other

Turner Bates (Consultant Designer)

Primary Use Class

Class D1g - Public Hall or Exhibition Centre