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2184 - Walworth Town Hall

London

 

The refurbishment of a Grade II listed former town hall, library and museum in Southwark. The site comprises several 19th & 20th century public buildings, the earliest dating back to 1865, up to three storeys above ground with single storey basements.

Key Features

 

  • A building fire in 2013 caused significant damage to one corner of the site, which means temporary roofs and other stabilising measures are present. Since then the building has been unoccupied and remains in some disrepair.
  • Extensive suite of investigations carried out to establish structural form and condition across buildings of various ages and types.
  • Designs for extending/ infilling the site in various places including reinstating the former council chambers, viewing gallery below a clear spanning exposed timber trussed roof.
  • Works associated with rationalising the internal configuration of the buildings to provide practical & accessible means of circulation.

Client: General Projects / Southwark Council Architect: Feix and Merlin

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People:
Andy Heyne
Jonathan Flint

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