Sheppard Robson scoops Basil Spence town hall refit
Sheppard Robson’s interior design outfit ID:SR has landed the £14.5 million project to overhaul the interior of the Basil Spence-designed Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall
The scheme will be the first major fit out of the building, considered the last major work by Spence, since it opened 34 years ago.
Describing the project, the council’s chief executive Derek Myers said: ‘The work will include the design of new office layouts and the refurbishment of mechanical and electrical services.’
‘[The design] will draw inspiration from the architecture and reflect this in both the interior look and feel, from initial arrival at the building through to the variety of spaces being created for the teams to best fulfil their varied daily activities.’
Spence died 10 days before the building, which was originally known as the Civic Centre, completed in 1976.
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Architects sought for refit of Basil Spence town hall
The Basil Spence-designed Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall is to undergo the first major fit out since its completion in 1976.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is seeking architects to work on extensive refit of the offices, situated just north of Kensington High Street, London.