Walworth Town Hall

Conamar has secured this complex scheme in central London, to refurbish and extend Walworth Town Hall.

The building has stood derelict since being ravaged by fire in 2013, and the new scheme will see the building brought back to its former glory.

The designs by Feix & Merlin, Heyne Tillett Steel & RED have carefully crafted a fitting response to the building’s great heritage dating back to 1894, whilst also delivering a building suitable for modern uses, revolving around the creation of a free-to-use community hub as well as event and workspaces for independent creative ventures.

The project comprises the careful restoration of original features, as well as new vertical extensions and roofs utilising CLT for the primary new structure. The provision of a new core area further modernises the building and provides improved accessibility.

The new central atrium will become the active soul of the building, providing ideal collision and collaboration space, while a new entrance at Walworth Square will provide a connection to our neighbours. A new healthy café and co-working space will anchor the building to its surroundings.

Overall the project will deliver some 50,000 sq/ft back into usable spaces, which have been derelict since the fire.

The development will take approximately 18 months from commencement; when complete the external works will allow the building’s community uses to seamlessly spill onto the newly constructed Walworth square, completing an important landmark in the area’s wider regeneration.

The site is logistically very complex, as it is surrounded by private residences to the rear, and a major trunk road to the front. We have had extensive liaison with the council during the planning and mobilisation stages to agree suitable safeguarding and management measures.

18 months