Tottenham Town Hall

Tottenham Town Hall


Case Study Details


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Front elevation oblique
Ground floor foyer
Grand staircase
Moselle room
Seminar room
Eaves
Whole roof from north wing
South wing
Main roof north east
Staircase rooflight
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Description

United House has completed the refurbishment of the historic Grade II listed Tottenham Town Hall, restoring the building to its original Edwardian splendour for use as a community business enterprise space.

Externally, refurbishment work has included the meticulous restoration and cleaning of all brickwork and stonemasonry and important repair work to the roof and clock tower. Internally, the richly decorated entrance and circulation spaces have been transformed, including the impressive staircase and stained glass windows. The marble and stonemasonry have been painstakingly cleaned and repaired, including the intricate Italian Terrazzo mosaic floor tiling.

The centrepiece of the building is the striking Moselle Room on the first floor with its distinctive Moorish architectural style. The ornate Council chamber has a dramatic domed ceiling with decorative patterning, oak wood panelling to the walls and a raised public seating gallery. The full height sash windows have been fully restored and a new floor has been laid, while the original wrought iron radiators have all been cleaned with jets and powder coated off-site before being refitted.

Challenges

As part of the project, the rear two-storey extension, which was added to at different points throughout the 20th century, has been removed and the rear of the building restored, utilising a brick and slate tile salvage strategy which saw 6,000 original bricks and all the original slates reused.

The site also lies within the Tottenham Green Conservation area so all refurbishment work was tightly regulated by English Heritage and the London Borough of Haringey, who have been consulted throughout the duration of the project.

How we made a diference

The project has demonstrated our specialist expertise in historic and heritage restoration and refurbishment. We have been involved in Tottenham Town Hall since the scheme’s inception six years ago, and the successful completion, on time and budget, also demonstrates our desire to see longstanding contracts through to completion.

We also proposed a salvage strategy for the town hall to ensure the reuse of historic materials including bricks, granite setts (cobblestones) and roof slates.