The Town Hall campus - our vision

Our vision

The council has a vision of how we can protect and enhance the Town Hall Campus and open up the site for residents to enjoy.

We’d like to hear your views.

Please look at the proposals below and fill in this short form to tell us what you think.

Our plans

We’re facing a huge financial challenge and we need to ensure that our money goes where it’s really needed. Our plans will allow us to save between £500,000 and £1million of taxpayers’ money. We plan to put this back into the project, making it ‘cost neutral’, which means it pays for itself.

We plan to close nine of our older, less efficient offices - including the Grove Road Registrar’s office - and move staff into new office space on the Town Hall campus site. The new office building will also provide modern reception facilities for residents.

The land that is released will be turned into much-needed housing for residents.

It also means that the Town Hall and Assembly Hall with its Art Deco heritage will be protected for future generations as the project will provide funding for us to invest in repairs and refurbishment.

 Here’s what we’re proposing:

  • protecting the Grade II listed Town Hall, Assembly Hall and fountain for the future generations
  • opening up the Town Hall Campus so it can be enjoyed by residents
  • opening a retail and café space to create a new community in the heart of Chapel End ward
  • opening up and pedestrianising the area around the fountain and creating new park space, including creating a Centenary Garden to mark the end of the First World War
  • restoring the War Memorial to its former glory
  • building housing on the car park to the west of the town hall, of which 35 per cent minimum will be affordable
  • building office space to the east of the Town Hall to house council staff and staff from public sector organisations as part of the One Public Estate Programme

​Artist's impression of the proposed Town Hall campus: