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FEC to restore historic town hall square at the heart of the crouch end community

FEC to restore historic town hall square at the heart of the crouch end community
14 December
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Leading developer FEC (Far East Consortium) is investing £1 million into the restoration of Crouch End’s Town Hall Square as part of its landmark re-development of Hornsey Town Hall. The iconic Grade II* Listed former civic headquarters in the heart of Crouch End, is currently undergoing meticulous restoration into a new residential destination combining history, culture and modern living.

Crouch End’s Town Hall Square was originally designed by Reginald Uren, the same architect who won a competition to design Hornsey Town Hall, which dates back to 1935. Over the years the square has changed considerably, but the original fountain and matured trees still remain today. The new square, designed by Make Architects, will see the square bought back to life very much reflecting how the original square looked all those years ago.

Angela Walsh, Sales & Marketing Director at Far East Consortium, comments: “As part of our re-development of this North London landmark we are committed to honouring its distinguished legacy and this includes the Town Hall Square. Having worked closely with local community groups throughout the consultation period, our new plans will restore the Town Hall Square into a new public and civic space, and a new destination for all to use and enjoy.”

Throughout the public consultation period several design ideas were proposed. The chosen scheme reverts back to the original square – the green embraces the fountain and is approached from the Broadway.

Katy Ghahremani, Partner Make Architects, adds: “We researched the archive photographs and drawings and have designed the new square and external features in keeping with Reginald Uren’s original designs. As part of the design process we carried out consultations with various specialists including stone masons and aboriculturalists.”

The new square will feature external lighting fixtures that replicate the designs of original lamp posts, bollards and Art Deco wall sconces, complemented with contemporary fittings. The original trees will be retained, the Amnesty Tree will be moved to new position where a tree used to be, and the original fountain will be restored and made operational again.

The new designs maintain the same amount of grass, and will include new edge planting and additional seating areas. Hard surfaces will be re-paved with slabs inspired by Yorkstone paving. The square’s infrastructure is also being upgraded with water and electricity points so that public events and festivals can take place.

Built in 1935 to house Hornsey Borough Council, Hornsey Town Hall is one of the earliest examples of modernist architecture in Britain. In its new life Hornsey Town Hall will provide an extremely rare opportunity to live in a new development which is steeped in history, where many of the original features remain untouched.

Ideal for Londoners seeking a new destination to live, work and play, Hornsey Town Hall will provide a wide range of community spaces, creating an exceptional lifestyle opportunity. A new Arts Centre, which will be run by The Time + Space Co, will provide first class performance arts, co-working and flexible workspaces, restaurants and cafés, versatile event spaces. A new hotel, operated by Dorsett Hospitality International will be situated within the original Town Hall building and 135 new studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments will be situated in the grounds of the Town Hall.

The homes will be finished to the highest standard throughout, with some featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and chevron timber flooring which has been designed in keeping with the original flooring in the Town Hall. Most will feature balconies, terracesor gardens, opening up from either the living areas or master bedrooms. Designer kitchens will feature fully integrated appliances and state of the art amenities for cooking and storage, while bathrooms will offer a contemporary take on Hornsey Town Hall’s modernist aesthetic.

Lining the square, cafés and restaurants will serve al fresco diners and local traders and stall owners will set up shop on market day, creating a vibrant, inclusive space for generations to come.

Crouch End is well connected to London and beyond. Stopping outside Town Hall Square, the W7 bus runs to Finsbury Park Underground Station in 12 minutes, with connections into central London via the Victoria line, and National Rail services across the country. The number 41 bus also reaches the Northern Line at Archway station in 14 minutes.

Prices start from £499,950 for a one bedroom apartment and £649,950 for a two bedroom apartment. For further information contact the marketing suite on 020 3960 5888, email info@hornsey-townhall.co.uk or visit www.hornsey-townhall.co.ukor  http://www.fecil.com.hk

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Address HORNSEY TOWN HALL, THE BROADWAY, CROUCH END, LONDON N8 9JJ
Hornsey Town Hall is a development by CROUCH END (FEC) LIMITED, Ground Floor, 12 Stanhope Gate, London, W1K 1AW, England (a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 10448866).
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