Revitalising Camden Town Hall

The scope of the work and timeline

We will submit our planning application in October 2018. We will make sure all residents are aware of our plans and alternative arrangements to access services before and during the refurbishment, which we expect to take around 3 years to complete.

We will work closely with local residents and businesses to minimise the impact on those who live and work near the town hall.

All of the existing public areas in the town hall will be retained as public spaces.

What has happened so far?

  • In February 2016 Cabinet approved an outline business case to refurbish Camden Town Hall based on creation and leasing of employment space in vacant office areas and the basement
  • On 14 September 2016 Cabinet agreed a full business case for the employment space option
  • On 14 December 2016 Cabinet agreed the procurement strategy for the project and to lease the Camden Centre to a commercial operator.

The Council will act as the developer on the Town Hall project and retain ownership of the building. Following a competitive procurement process Lendlease Consulting (Europe) Ltd. has been appointed as the project management company.

Key milestones for the project

June - December 2017: Procurement and appointment of Development Manager

July 2017 – July 2018: Planning, tendering and remodelling work to Crowndale Centre

January 2018 – February 2018: Development Manager appoints professional team and building contractor

October 2018: Planning application

31st May 2018: Camden Centre closes

July – August 2018: Decant from Town Hall to Crowndale Centre

August 2018: Closure of the Town Hall

September 2018 – Early 2021: Surveys and refurbishment works

Autumn 2021: Re-occupy Town Hall

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