Tower Hamlets Civic Centre granted planning consent

07/03/2018

Tower Hamlets Civic Centre granted planning consent

London Borough of Tower Hamlets’ Strategic Development Committee has granted planning permission for the council’s new civic centre in Whitechapel. The council will be moving from its current headquarters at East India Dock to the Grade II listed former Royal London Hospital, a well-known landmark in the East End. The move will consolidate a number of council offices into one location and offer a broad range of public services to the borough’s residents, including a new library, a cafe and reception facilities. The former hospital building will be restored and a new build extension added along its southern edge. The extension will provide six upper levels of open plan office for council staff and partner organisations, and at ground level a new council chamber and associated meeting facilities will form the borough’s democratic focus. The project is due to start on site later this year with completion programmed for late 2021.