Hornsey Town Hall London Building Restoration, Archaeological Dig, Architecture
Hornsey Town Hall Renewal
Crouch End Building Refurbishment for Far East Consortium – design by Make Architects
5 + 4 June 2019
Hornsey Town Hall Building Contractor News
Design: Make Architects
Location: The Broadway, Crouch End, London N8 9JJ, England, UK
FEC appoint leading construction firm Ardmore to breath new life into Hornsey Town Hall
Far East Consortium (FEC) is excited to announce the appointment of award-winning construction company Ardmore to restore Grade II* listed Hornsey Town Hall in London’s Crouch End.
The £30million restoration work will revive the community spirit of the Town Hall, which was originally built in 1935, by turning the building into a range of community spaces. These will include a creative art and work space, an arts centre, a new hotel and a roof top bar with views over London.
In addition to the restoration work, the collection of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments are spread across two newly built blocks, a mews building and a carefully restored Broadway annex in the Town Hall grounds.
Ardmore has over 40 years’ experience in the construction of premier residential developments with additional expertise in the restoration of historic sites. The team have delivered numerous residential developments in London, including Chelsea Waterfront, Canaletto Tower and Greenwich Peninsula. In addition, Ardmore has an award-winning track record in the delivery of listed buildings and hotels such as Grade I listed The Ned in the City of London, Grade II* listed Ten Trinity Square in Tower Hill, Corinthia Hotel and FEC’s Grade II listed Dorsett Shepherds Bush hotel.
John Connolly, Head of UK Development for FEC comments: “Ardmore has unrivalled experience in the restoration of historic buildings as well as new build residential schemes. The team showcase the high level of care and attention to detail that is required for Hornsey Town Hall. James Byrne, Director for Ardmore is a proud Crouch Ender and we feel that working with a community member who knows the area well and understands how much the Town Hall means to Crouch End is invaluable.”
Patrick Byrne, Ardmore’s Managing Director, adds: “We’re very proud to be working with Far East Consortium to deliver their vision for this iconic project. We recognise that the redevelopment of Hornsey Town Hall is a landmark scheme for Crouch End, and we are conscious of the sensitive nature of the site and the need to deliver the scheme with minimum disruption to residents and businesses.
“We are looking forward to bringing our hands-on experience of delivering some of London’s most complex refurbishments and the world’s best new hotels to ensure that we deliver a project which leaves a lasting legacy for the area.”
Archaeological works at Hornsey Town Hall have now been completed and were carried out by CgMs Heritage, the largest independent archaeology and heritage consultancy in the UK. Ardmore will set up the site office from the beginning of July and hoarding will be erected along with clearance of the site. The Town Hall will be prepared for the restoration at the beginning of summer 2019 and is due to be completed in the third quarter of 2021.
Demolition of the buildings in the car park will commence in the summer, paving the way for construction of the new apartment blocks, which is targeted to commence in autumn 2019. The Uren building is due to be completed in the first quarter of 2021 and the Ayres building in the second quarter of 2021. Connolly continues: “We have an extremely passionate team in place that shares one vision – to make Hornsey Town Hall a place for the community yet again.”
Alongside Ardmore, Make Architects are the chosen architectural firm to realise the vision for this iconic scheme. Katy Ghahremani, Partner Make at Architects, adds: “We are extremely proud to be working closely with Far East Consortium and Ardmore to deliver this exciting landmark scheme. Hornsey Town Hall is one of the earliest examples of modernist architecture in Britain and when complete will offer a fully restored building for community use, alongside sympathetically designed new build apartments, forming an integral part of the Crouch End community.”
Due for completion in 2021, Hornsey Town Hall will incorporate a new arts centre, run by The TIME + SPACE Co, which will provide first class performance arts, co-working and flexible workspaces, restaurants, cafés and versatile event spaces. The new hotel will be operated by Dorsett Hospitality International and will be situated within the original Town Hall building.
Make Architects has ensured that the new buildings capture the spirit and style of Hornsey Town Hall, which will be evident in the façades, where layered brickwork and carefully crafted geometric metal balustrades come together to reflect the Town Hall’s original Art Deco features and modernist aesthetic along with the distinctive concrete pattern from the Hornsey Library.
The homes will be finished to the highest standard throughout, with some featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and chevron timber flooring, which has been designed in keeping with the original flooring in the Town Hall. Most will feature balconies, terraces or gardens, opening up from either the living areas or master bedrooms. Designer kitchens will feature fully integrated appliances and state-of-the-art amenities for cooking and storage, while bathrooms will offer a contemporary take on Hornsey Town Hall’s modernist aesthetic.
For further information about Hornsey Town Hall please contact the marketing suite on 0800 1357042, email [email protected] or visit www.hornsey-townhall.co.uk
Previously on e-architect:
1 June 2019
Hornsey Town Hall Building Renewal News
CgMs Heritage completes archaeological work at Hornsey Town Hall
BUILD PROGRESS AS ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG AT HISTORIC SITE OF HORNSEY TOWN HALL IS COMPLETED
Archaeological digs at Hornsey Town Hall in London’s Crouch End have now been completed. The historic building is set to be transformed into an inspiring mixed-use scheme by developer Far East Consortium. The work was managed by CgMs Heritage, a specialist archaeological and built heritage consultancy, which is also the largest independent archaeology and heritage consultancy in the UK.
Angela Walsh, Sales and Marketing Director at FEC comments: “One of our key values during the redevelopment of Hornsey Town Hall is to safeguard its rich history. It has therefore been of upmost importance to us to have these archaeological digs conducted. The results will be summarised by the CgMs team and submitted to the authorities for their review. Once all material has been reviewed, we are able to commence building work for this exciting project.”
Grade II* listed, Hornsey Town Hall was built in 1935 to house Hornsey Borough Council, which used the building as its headquarters until 1966. In Spring 2018, planning was granted to revive the community spirit of Hornsey Town Hall by turning the building into a range of community spaces, creating an exceptional lifestyle opportunity for visitors, the wider community and residents. Due for completion in 2021, Hornsey Town Hall will incorporate a new arts centre, run by The Time + Space Co, which will provide first class performance arts, co-working and flexible workspaces, restaurants, cafés and a versatile event spaces.
A new hotel, operated by Dorsett Hospitality International will be situated within the original Town Hall building and a collection of 146 private and affordable homes including studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments will be spread across two new build blocks, a mews building and a carefully restored Broadway annex in the Town Hall grounds.
Make Architects has ensured that the new adjacent buildings capture the spirit and style of Hornsey Town Hall, which will be evident in the façades, where layered brickwork and carefully crafted geometric metal balustrades come together to reflect the Town Hall’s original Art Deco features and modernist aesthetic along with the distinctive concrete pattern from the Hornsey Library.
For further information contact the marketing suite on 0208 341 4664, email [email protected] or visit www.hornsey-townhall.co.uk or http://www.fecil.com.hk
About Far East Consortium (FEC)
Established in 1972, FEC is one of the leading developers in the Asia-Pacific and Europe regions. With head offices in Mayfair, London and a regional office in Manchester, FEC opened its UK operation in 2011 with the arrival of the Dorsett Shepherds Bush Hotel.
The company’s proven forty-year track record has resulted in the development of over 200 million sq. ft. of residential, mixed-use and hotel space throughout the Asia pacific region. FEC’s global portfolio is valued at over £4.8 billion, of which £1.1 billion is contributed to its U.K. projects.
FEC aim to create high quality residential and mixed-use developments as well as hotels across London, the Southeast, Manchester and other key cities across the UK. The company’s current UK projects include a project in Canary Wharf, Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End as well as MeadowSide and Northern Gateway in Manchester, the largest regeneration project in the UK, outside of London.
Hornsey Town Hall Renewal images / information received 010619
Previously on e-architect:
4 May 2018
Hornsey Town Hall Building Restoration News
Hornsey Town Hall Building Restoration Approval
Background Information on this Crouch End building:
Hornsey Town Hall Building
Design: Bennetts Associates
image : Bennetts Associates
Hornsey Town Hall Crouch End
Design: John McAslan + Partners
image : John McAslan + Partners
Location: The Broadway, Crouch End, London N8 9JJ, England, UK
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Website : www.hornsey-town-hall.org.uk