Blog: Featured finalist - Your New Town Hall (Morgan Sindall)

08 June 2018

Preservation and Rejuvenation

Construction Product: Refurbished Grade II Listed Town Hall

Project contract value: £45m

Type of client: Local Authority

The refurbishment of Lambeth Town Hall has allowed the original volume and interior of this historic building to shine through once again, restoring it as a public landmark. The scheme involved consolidating Lambeth Council buildings from 14 to 2, saving £4.5m per year on running costs.

An extensive consultation was undertaken prior to works, with design proposals presented at events aimed at individual stakeholder groups, enabling the team to address any concerns with each group and obtain effective feedback. Workshops at proposal stage were also held with the Conservation Officer and Historic England engaged early in the refurbishment.

Ensuring they adopted a collaborative approach, review meetings were held with the site team and by clearly defining the scope of works it allowed the supply chain greater certainty of what work they are being asked to do and the phasing of such interfaces with other trades. Meetings were help with the supply chain to fully understand any concerns or queries and to allow everyone the opportunity to discuss the project in detail. Working in this collaborative way, built trust and confidence in both the scope of works and the teams delivering the works.

Morgan Sindall worked successfully to improve public accessibility for the community, visitors and staff by providing a new access from a brand-new court yard. Further improvements including the complete remodelling of existing spaces on the basement and second floors, resulting in the reinstatement of the atrium have blended the historic and modern aspects of the development.

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, or to book tickets, click here.

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