Revitalising Camden Town Hall

Public exhibition

Come along to our public exhibition where you can see the proposals for our town hall refurbishment and have your say.

We want to sensitively restore and revitalise our historic town hall to provide modernised spaces for council functions and public services while also creating spaces for commercial organisations and start-up-businesses. We will continue to retain the freehold of the building.

At the exhibition, you will be able to meet the project team, ask any questions and give your feedback before a planning application is submitted in November 2018.

When

Wednesday 19 September
4pm – 8pm

Thursday 20 September
4pm – 8pm

Saturday 22 September
10am – 2pm

Where

Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, WC1H 9JE

The need for the refurbishment

As our focal democratic and civic building, the grade II listed Camden Town Hall is hugely important to us. However, at almost 80 years-old the town hall is in need of significant refurbishment to bring it back to its former glory. We want to modernise the town hall while preserving its history.

Camden Town Hall has now closed, as of August 2018. Subject to obtaining planning permission we will undertake a major refit, improve its sustainability and environmental performance, reduce long-term running costs and transform the way we use some of the space. We will take the opportunity to modernise our democratic meetings and processes – harnessing the potential of new technology to improve/increase access and match modern expectations.This work will improve access to our democratic decision-making meetings – and ensure even more people have an opportunity to get involved in our democracy in new and different ways.

Our new registrars’ facilities will see significant improvements too. We will create a new wedding suite along with refurbished spaces for registering births, marriages and deaths and other functions.

We will turn the basement into an incubation space for local business start-ups giving a helping hand to some of our most pioneering local businesses and supporting our Camden plan ambitions by helping develop innovation and entrepreneurship across the borough.

The second and third floors will be remodelled and leased as business office space targeted at organisations within Camden’s growth sectors such as creative industries, science and technology. The Camden Centre will also be commercially leased to generate additional income. The new tenant will continue to run the space as a commercial event venue and, it is intended, will provide opportunities for local community groups to continue to use the space.

Lendlease have been appointed by the Council as project managers for the refurbishment project.

Timeline

September 2018: Public exhibition
November 2018: Submission of planning application
February 2019 (target): Planning committee

Subject to planning approval, construction will commence in autumn 2019 and be completed in autumn 2021.

Contact

If you have any questions about the proposals or the consultation process, please contact us at camdentownhall@londoncommunications.co.uk.

For more information on the town hall refurbishment, visit our FAQs page. 

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