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Hornsey Town Hall development given go ahead

Following the completion of a development agreement between Far East Consortium and Haringey Council the restoration of the Grade II* Listed Hornsey Town Hall is set to go ahead.

The £30m restoration will deliver a range of community benefits including guaranteed access to the Town Hall and Town Hall Square, new jobs and a modern day, future proofed Arts Centre.

John Connolly, Head of UK Development at Far East Consortium, said: “We are delighted to be working on Hornsey Town Hall, and understand that the pioneering, Art Deco building, is more than just a Modernist monument. It also has a proud history and a building much loved by the Crouch End community.

“The restoration will blend culture, history, modern living and excellent amenities, giving the space the attention it deserves, allowing people to enjoy this much-loved London landmark for generations to come.”

146 new homes will be built, the apartments will comprise studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments of which will be 11 social rented.

There will be circa 279 new jobs created, compared with 100 currently, with a further 37 jobs created at a 67 room Dorsett Hotel.
Time + Space Co will be the new operator of the Town Hall, creating an Arts Centre for Crouch End and its surrounding areas. It has pledged to protect, harness and grow the cluster of creative businesses based onsite.

Liz Sich, Chair of the Hornsey Town Hall Creative Trust, said: “It’s very good to know that Hornsey Town Hall has, at long last, a secure future. We have worked with Haringey Council for over a decade to try and ensure the much-needed restoration of this iconic building alongside the provision of an arts centre and guaranteed community access and use.”

Lining the square will be cafés and restaurants serving al fresco diners.

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