Haringey Council has signed an agreement with FEC for the multi million pound refurbishment and development of the Town Hall and the Square.
This is an exciting and pivotal moment in the story of the restoration of this much-loved site. At last, there will be funds available for the long overdue and much-needed refurbishment of the Town Hall and Square to a standard in keeping with its important status as a Grade II* listed building.
Equally exciting is the opportunity which this agreement affords for ongoing community use and access to large parts of the Town Hall. A separate Community Use Agreement, which the Trust is proud to have helped negotiate, will be in place and will secure arts and community uses in the Town Hall for generations to come.
After a decade of enlisting the views of local people and working with the Council, the Trust is heartened that a developer partner has been found. But there is still much to be done. The Trust will continue to work to ensure that the quality of the refurbishment and rebuild is appropriate and that the calibre of the arts and community activities which will populate large parts of the Town Hall is in keeping with the status of the building and in keeping with the aspirations of the people who will use it.
The council’s press release is here: http://www.haringey.gov.uk/news/secure-future-hornsey-town-hall
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