Waltham Forest Town Hall regeneration scheme progresses, building a future for residents

31 May 2020
Computer generated image of Town Hall campus after regeneration
  • Phase one of the works progress as contractor takes hold of the site from June 2020
  • This phase of works includes thoughtful regeneration of the historic buildings ensuring their full accessibility, and a new water feature for all to enjoy

From Monday 1 June 2020 construction will be starting on the Town Hall Campus site, marking a key milestone in its transformation.

This is the continuation of the once-in-a-lifetime project to create a new neighbourhood in the heart of the borough. The cherished Grade-II listed Town Hall will be refurbished, preserved, and protected for future generations, with the surrounding areas being opened-up to the public with a striking fountain centerpiece. 

The scheme builds on the legacy of the borough’s year as the first-ever Mayor’s London Borough of Culture in 2019 with opportunities for new leisure, entertainment and commercial spaces, resulting in a significant amount of employment opportunities for local people. The investment will also provide much needed affordable housing prioritised for local residents, 

Phase one of the works marks the largest change to the historic Town Hall and the wider campus since it was first opened in 1941. The approved plans focus on creating an inclusive and welcoming space bringing it into the 21st century. It will transform the way the council operates and delivers services to residents of the borough, and provide an inviting and revitalised space for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Councillor Simon Miller, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Housing Development, says: “Waltham Forest is leading the way in ensuring economic recovery and building resilience in the local economy and for London.  With over a half a billion pound capital investment programme we are confidently building a borough for the future. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a new community at the heart of the borough, with housing, commercial space, a fit for purpose civic building and more jobs for local people. 

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COVID-19 Compliance
Staff and contractors will be operating under revised health and safety protocols in order to fully comply with Government guidance around social distancing and advice from the Construction Leadership Group. If you have concerns about anything happening on the site please contact the contractor on the advertised number or email address, and if the problem persists please contact the Council.