In its first newsletter (they will be quarterly) FEC has announced that it has appointed Ardmore Construction http://www.ardmoregroup.co.uk as the contractor for both the restoration and refurbishment of Hornsey Town Hall and the residential development to its rear.
We’re pleased to see that Ardmore has previously worked on a number of listed building projects, including the Grade 1 listed The Ned which was designed by Lutyens and was formerly the HQ of the Midland Bank, and Ten Trinity Square, which is, like Hornsey Town Hall, a Grade II* listed building designed by Sir Edward Cooper in the 1920s and former home to the Port of London Authority.
We look forward to hearing how they (and FEC) plan to work with the community during the build period and more about the developing strategy for the Arts Centre.
FEC has also stated that work on the restoration of Hornsey Town Hall will begin this summer with work completed sometime in early autumn 2021. Licence holders have now been served notice as the Town Hall will close from July. Time+Space have told the current occupants of the Town Hall that they have found temporary office and co-working space just off Park Road in Lynton Road, N8.
Time+Space and FEC have also announced a community celebration of Hornsey Town Hall on Saturday 6 July. More details to follow.
You can read the newsletter here: FEC_Newsletter_for_Hornsey_Town_Hall_June_2019