Hornsey Town Hall was designed by Reginald Uren and built in 1935. It is notable as one of the earliest modernist, continental-inspired Town Halls built in inter-war England. From 1965, following the abolition of Hornsey Borough Council, the Town Hall remained home to only a few of Haringey Council’s technical services, with the Assembly Hall closed in 1987. By 2004 the building as a whole was essentially redundant.
The building is currently on Historic England’s ‘Heritage at Risk’ register, with the condition of the building considered as 'poor'.
We have published a breakdown of the restoration and refurbishment costs for the Grade II* Listed Hornsey Town Hall and Grade II Listed Broadway Annex. Total costs for the full restoration of the Town Hall and Broadway Annex, including fit out costs, come in at more than £36 million. For the Town Hall itself, £20million will be spent on essential basic remedial and heritage works, £5 million on ‘Fit for purpose’ works such as structural adaptations to create more usable spaces, and £6 million on ‘fit out’ costs for community spaces and the hotel. This takes investment in the Town Hall alone to more than £31 million.
This investment will remove the Town Hall from the 'at risk' register as well as allowing it to be fully re-opened safely and securely, creating a focal point at the heart of Crouch End for the local community.
The proposals feature a new hotel, arts centre, café and flexible community and events spaces for all to enjoy with guaranteed community use.