Hornsey Town Hall and its surrounding buildings and land is owned by the London Borough of Haringey.
The Town Hall site includes:
The main Town Hall building, including the Assembly Halls and the former Council Chamber
The Old Clinic (to the rear of the Town Hall)
The car parks to the rear of the Town Hall and the Library
The Library Garden
The Broadway Annexe on the north side of the Town Hall Square, the Customer Services Centre, council offices and Studio
The Town Hall Square in front of HTH
View a map of the town hall site
Hornsey Town Hall Creative Trust and its predecessor, the HTH Community Partnership Board
HTHCT and before that, the Community Partnership Board and Advisory Panel, worked with Haringey Council to look at a range of development options for mixed arts use of the Town Hall that included:
Restoration of the Town Hall
Performance, assembly and rehearsal spaces
Meeting places and activities for young people
Restoration of the Council Chamber for public use
An arthouse cinema
Creative space for small enterprises and businessRetail/café/bar units
Housing – both private and social/affordable
Landscaped gardens with access for all
Limited parking for residents and disabled persons
Public spaces around the Town Hall
The renewal of Hornsey Town Hall presents an ideal opportunity to develop significant public spaces around the building for community use.
Our vision is to open up the space behind and in front of the Town Hall, reconnecting the Town Hall Square with the Library Garden at the rear.
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
All the business models considered by the Trust for mixed use had to demonstrate both a viable capital plan (for the restoration of the Grade II* Listed building) and a viable revenue plan, capable of operating independently from LBH.
After extensive research by HTHCT and experienced arts business planners, the Trust came to the conclusion that the mixed use model was not viable.
The Trust therefore supported the Cabinet decision to lease HTH to Mountview. Mountview was committed to restoring the HTH and all parties are also committed to ensuring public benefit for the long term and community access to the building. However, on 23 January 2015 it was announced that the Mountview project would no longer be going ahead due to funding issues.
See the update of 23 January 2015. HTHCT will continue to work with Haringey Council to find a long term sustainable future for the Town Hall.