This Grade II listed former Royal London Hospital building is being brought back to community use as the new Town Hall and headquarters for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is one of London’s oldest historic landmarks and has been at the heart of the borough’s history since it was opened to patients in 1757.
The new town hall, which will be part refurbishment of the existing Grade II listed building on the site of the former Royal London Hospital building on Whitechapel Road and part new build at the rear, and will provide a total of 26,700m2 of civic office space including an open-plan office space on the upper floors.
The design and construction of this purpose built Town Hall will provide over 1,700 contemporary, flexible workspaces plus a range of meeting rooms and welfare facilities for council staff and other partners. The former hospital’s iconic street elevation will be restored with a new public entrance on the ground floor of the Grocers’ Wing.
The building has been designed to be more than just an office for council staff. At its core will be an accessible environment, taking up the entirety of the ground floor, in which residents will be able to essential services.
The entire ground floor will be dedicated to public use and will offer an open accessible local presence atmosphere which brings people together and enables them to access council services in one place. The ground floor local presence will host meeting and shared spaces, a café and the council chamber.
Contract Value: £109.5
Civic Office Space: 26700m2
Person Capacity for Civil Staff: 2470
Divisional Director, 8build
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Contract Manager, John Paul Construction
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