Tower Hamlets Town Hall Shortlisted for a 2024 RICS Award 11.03.24

Tower Hamlets Town Hall has been shortlisted in three categories, Heritage, Refurbishment/Revitalisation and Public Sector, in the 2024 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards.

Tower Hamlets Town Hall, the new headquarters for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, encompasses the restoration of the Grade II listed former Royal London Hospital building, and the addition of a new build extension. The move to the former hospital site consolidates a number of the council’s offices into one location, and offers a broad range of public services to the borough’s residents, in a more accessible location in Whitechapel.

The new build extension provides six upper levels of open plan office accommodation providing a contemporary working environment for 2,470 council staff plus partner organisations. At ground level a new council chamber and associated meeting facilities form the borough’s democratic focus together with a significant ‘local presence’ space. The existing former hospital building, being cellular in nature, contains a range of meeting facilities for council staff, and public engagement space for Housing Options and customer services departments.

Assessment will take place over the next few weeks, with judges visiting each shortlisted project before the announcement of all regional winners in June.

 
 
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