Restoration work to Hornsey Town Hall in north London has recently been featured in culture and design magazine Wallpaper*. The article features details of our conservation services to Make Architects’ wider scheme at the site.
The Grade II* listed Town Hall was built in 1933–5 to designs by architect Reginald H. Uren, who was just 27 when he won the competition to replace council offices in Highgate for the Metropolitan Borough of Hornsey. The Town Hall is noted for its history, architecture and community values and since 2000 has featured on Historic England’s ‘At Risk’ Register; as well as being designated as an ‘Asset of Community Value’ in 2015.
The project repurposes the space as a mixed-use building, comprising of café/restaurants, a hotel, a performance space and co-working offices; with community uses in the principal spaces including the Foyer, the Assembly Hall, the Council Chamber, the Committee Rooms and the Mayor’s Parlour. A new landscape design is proposed for the public realm surrounding the art-deco building.