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Stoke Newington town hall restoration by Hawkins\Brown

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[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] Hawkins\Brown has completed its £6.4 million restoration and refit of the art deco, grade II-listed Stoke Newington town hall in north London

Designed by J Reginald Truelove in the 1930s, the building was reopened to the public on Monday (1 February) following a year-long revamp.

As well as restoring its original features, the scheme provides new flexible spaces for both community use and private hire, with up to date audio visual and technical facilities.

The practice has created a new entrance and reception foyer featuring bespoke, precast decorative concrete cladding and sealed glazed walls and roof.

The revamp of the assembly hall – reputed to be one of the largest in Europe – included upgrading the sprung Canadian maple dance floor and reinstating a suspended 1.5m-diameter mirror ball at its centre.

John Turner, a director at Hawkins\Brown, said: ‘It’s pleasing that the team at Hawkins Brown has been able to help bring back to life a sleeping beauty and to re-discover layers of its colourful heritage.’

Stoke Newington town hall restoration by Hawkins\Brown

Source: Tim Crocker

Stoke Newington town hall restoration by Hawkins\Brown

Project Data

Architects Hawkins\Brown
Design team John Turner, Euan Macdonald, Josephine Glyn
Address Stoke Newington Church Street, London, N16 0JR
Client The London Borough of Hackney
Size 3,030m²
Value £6.4 million
Programme Appointed July 2005
Construction January to December 2009
Structural/Civil Engineer Building Design Partnership
Services Engineer Jacobs
Building Contractor Killby & Gayford
Bespoke Furniture Killby & Gayford
Cost Consultants Ridge
Project Management Gardiner and Theobald
Lighting Consultant Max Fordham Consulting Engineers
Theatre Consultants Stage Electrics Partnership

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