Regeneration: The Town Hall campus - our vision

Waltham Forest Town Hall


The Town Hall Campus transformation programme is a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a new neighbourhood in the heart of the Borough, refurbish cherished historic buildings and open up the Campus to the public. In doing so, it will transform the way the Council operates and delivers services to residents.

There are three main reasons for doing this:

  1. Opening up the Town Hall Campus that can be enjoyed by residents, visitors and staff and creating a new neighbourhood in Chapel End ward.
  2. To contribute much needed housing, with 50% affordable, by selling off council offices in other parts of the borough that are expensive to run, not fit for purpose, and confusing for customers who have to travel between sites.
  3. Significant investment into our historic buildings means the Grade II-listed Town Hall, Assembly Hall and fountain is protected and preserved for future generations to enjoy.

The proposals

Here’s what we’re proposing:

  • Protecting the Grade II listed Town Hall, Assembly Hall and fountain for the future generations
  • Creating a new community in the heart of Chapel End ward
  • Opening up and pedestrianising the area around the fountain and creating new park space
  • Restoring the War Memorial to its former glory
  • Building over 450 new homes for local people, with 50% affordable
  • Construction of a new modern, fit for purpose civic block with comprehensive landscaping across the site
  • Bringing the majority of council employees together in one hub, seeing staff from ten older, less efficient Council offices across the borough move into new office space on the Town Hall Campus site.

What’s happening when?

The Council has officially issued Expressions of Interest via the London Development Panel (LDP2) to select a Delivery Partner to work with the Council to redevelop the iconic Town Hall Campus and deliver a new neighbourhood.

The London Development Panel (LDP2) is a select group of developers with strong track records of delivering high quality schemes.

Work is expected to begin early next year. The Council will advise when consultations and engagement sessions are happening as plans progress.

Resident Engagement

Saturday 22 June, 12 noon to 4pm, there will be Town Hall Campus Family Fun and Regeneration Event. During this event there will be:

  1. Tours of the campus during which there will be the opportunity for questions
  2. Displays of the Town Hall Campus vision and proposals, with the opportunity for people to share their views with us
  3. A London Borough of Culture programme of activities and entertainment
  4. A range of family-friendly activities, some provided by Council service areas as well as face painters, balloon modellers, giant garden games and more
  5. A Street Food area with local traders offering a variety of food and drink from different cultures

The event is free to attend but to get an idea of numbers we are asking residents to book in  and offering a free ice cream or ice lolly for anyone who does so and brings their ticket on the day. 

You can also book for the tours and presentations here.

Further details, including information on the proposals and how to share your views on them, will be added to this web page when available.

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If you have any questions you can get in touch with the team by first contacting

Carly Davis, Communications Manager, 020 8496 4740

​Artist's impression of the proposed Town Hall campus: