Six bidders short-listed to develop Hornsey Town Hall

North London Newspapers report…

Half a dozen bidders have been chosen to pitch their ideas for restoring historic Hornsey and securing its long-term future as a community asset.

Haringey Council plans to sell the landmark grade II listed 1930’s art-deco building and public square in The Broadway, Crouch End-including land for development behind it- and is seeking a partner who will rent the town hall back on a long lease and restore it.

The short-list of six bidders was finalised last week having had their experience to deliver projects with community benefits thoroughly evaluated.

They will now each have to develop a more detailed bid to demonstrate their plan is financially sound , serves the community and preserves its heritage, before a preferred bidder is selected.
The council has also confirmed that ANA,which has been running the successful Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre from the building for the past year, and overseeing events at the venue is to have its lease renewed for another year.

Cllr Alan Strickland,the council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said:“The level of interest and the very high quality of early operator bids underline what a tremendous opportunity Hornsey Town Hall is – and how much desire there is to see this fantastic building restored and brought back into use for future generations.”