Blog: Featured finalist - Hackney Town Hall Phase 4 (Osborne Construction)

08 June 2018

Preservation and Rejuvenation

Type of client: Local authority

Project value: £15.5m

Phase 4 was the concluding phase of a six-year collaboration by Osborne Construction and the London Borough of Hackney, to modernise the existing 1930s Art Deco, grade II listed Hackney Town Hall. The objective was to restore and refurbish the building to the highest possible standard while the occupants had access to the building throughout the duration of the project and through extensive collaboration and liaising with council staff, clear segregation, dust and noise suppression measures they were able to overcome this challenge.

From the outset of the programme of works, the ethos was to restore and recycle as much as possible and as a result Osborne achieved 97% avoiding unnecessary waste. Timber doors, frames and architraves, skirtings, original ironmongery, windows and marble floors have all been retained within the building. One of the biggest elements of innovation and of a sympathetic, technical solution was the ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) roof. The whole roof was installed within 18 weeks which saved 10 weeks on the construction programme and now provides an efficient, low maintenance solution over the atria’s.

The winner of the Preservation and Rejuvenation category will be announced at the awards ceremony and gala dinner on the 28th of June at the Royal Lancaster London. For more information about the event click here.

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