Securing the best future for Hornsey Town Hall
A range of options for bringing the iconic Hornsey Town Hall back into use as a vibrant community space are being considered by Haringey Council.
Mountview will instead work with the council to find a new site in Haringey, keeping the prestigious theatre school in the borough.
Restoring Hornsey Town Hall and guaranteeing community access to the building – which has been largely out of bounds for many years – will remain at the heart of any decisions about its future.
Work to explore possible alternative uses of the building through an independent options appraisal began after a gateway review last year highlighted concerns around funding.
Following Mountview’s decision to withdraw from Hornsey Town Hall, the council will continue to work with the Hornsey Town Hall Creative Trust and the local community to find the best solution for the long-term future of the building.
Residents will be invited to learn more about options for the building through a public event and exhibition at the Town Hall in early March.
Further information about the gateway review, options appraisal and next steps can also be found through the links on the left-hand side of this webpage.
Cllr Alan Strickland, Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration, said:
“We share local people’s passion for Hornsey Town Hall, and remain committed to seeing this much-loved landmark brought back into use.
“Our priority now is to find the right scheme for the long-term future of the building – one that will not only honour its heritage but also secure its future as an arts landmark for everyone in Hornsey and Haringey to be proud of.
“We will also continue to work closely with Mountview so that we can help them to find a permanent home that will keep them in Haringey for generations to come.”
Liz Sich, Chair of the Hornsey Town Hall Creative Trust, said:
“We are of course very disappointed that the Mountview scheme for Hornsey Town Hall will not be going ahead. A lot of detailed work has gone into this enormously complex project by everyone involved.
“We were particularly impressed by Mountview's vision for community access and use for the Town Hall and hope that will serve as a benchmark as we move forward.
“Throughout 2014 the Trust has been closely involved in the Options Appraisal and we are as determined as ever to find a long-term sustainable future which fulfils community expectations for this glorious building.”