Lambeth Town Hall shortlisted in 2019 Planning Awards

Our refurbishment of the Grade II listed Lambeth Town Hall has been shortlisted for Best Use of Heritage in Placemaking at this year's Planning Awards.

Part of our new Civic Quarter for Lambeth, the project for Lambeth Council and Muse Developments has reduced the Council's core office buildings from 14 to 2, reducing their carbon footprint by a third and saving taxpayers £4.5m a year.

Driven by the Council’s ambition to provide a modern, energy efficient workspace, increased public access and community use, the refurbishment reinvigorated the Grade II listed Edwardian landmark, bringing it back to its former glory and restoring it to the heart of the community once again.

Our approach uncovered and reinstated the architectural character of this Edwardian landmark while transforming it into a vibrant public building fit for the 21st century. The work included the creation of a new central atrium with an ETFE roof, a new public courtyard and Register Office, and refurbishment of the council chamber, public assembly halls and committee rooms. To encourage innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, a new Enterprise Centre provides meeting and office space for local start-ups and small businesses.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday 4th June.

“Everyone I have spoken to loves their new working environment. Previously staff were working in 14 buildings across Lambeth, many of which were not in particularly good condition. They have now moved to either the Town Hall or the Civic Centre: both feel much more modern, light and airy, and are a much better place to work.”

Councillor Lib Peck, Leader of Lambeth Council