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HORNSEY TOWN HALL, LONDON N8

Prices start from £484,950

Hornsey Town Hall, in the heart of Crouch End, north London, was built in 1935 by Reginald Harold Uren, a 27-year-old architect from New Zealand. Commissioned to house what was to become Haringey council, it is considered one of the first examples of modernist architecture in Britain and has become a part of the fabric of Crouch End.

Far East Consortium (FEC) is reviving the grade II * building to continue ongoing public use.  Ideal for Londoners seeking a new destination to live, work and play, Hornsey Town Hall will provide a wide range of community spaces, creating an exceptional lifestyle opportunity. A new Arts Centre, which will be run by The Time + Space Co, will provide first class performance arts, co-working and flexible workspaces, restaurants and cafés, versatile event spaces. A new hotel, operated by Dorsett Hospitality International will be situated within the original Town Hall building.

The residential part of the development will feature a collection of studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments spread across two newly built blocks, a mews building and a carefully restored Broadway annex in the Town Hall grounds. Make Architects has ensured that the new buildings capture the spirit and style of Hornsey Town Hall, with carefully thought out architectural influences and detail incorporated in both the exterior design and internal specification of the new build apartments.

This will be evident in the façades, where layered brickwork and carefully crafted geometric metal balustrades come together to reflect the Town Hall's original Art Deco features and modern aesthetic along with the distinctive concrete pattern from the Hornsey Library.

Inside, the apartments will be fitted in accordance with the original Art Deco detailing, including features such as replica door handles, chevron timber flooring, terrazzo inspired surfaces, Art Deco style bathroom lighting, metal balustrade balcony detailing, referencing the distinctive 1930s décor present throughout the Town Hall. FEC has promised the community it will not sell the flats off-plan to overseas investors and has made the size of the apartments more generous than many new-build properties — the smallest is 520 sq ft and the largest two-bedroom flat is 1,400 sq ft — to appeal to owner-occupiers rather than investors.