Harrow Times reports that leading developer FEC (Far East Consortium) is investing £1 million into the restoration of Crouch End’s Town Hall Square as part of its landmark re-development of Hornsey Town Hall. The iconic Grade II* Listed former civic headquarters in the heart of Crouch End, is currently undergoing meticulous restoration into a new residential destination combining history, culture and modern living.
Crouch End’s Town Hall Square was originally designed by Reginald Uren, the same architect who won a competition to design Hornsey Town Hall, which dates back to 1935. Over the years the square has changed considerably, but the original fountain and matured trees still remain today. The new square, designed by Make Architects, will see the square bought back to life very much reflecting how the original square looked all those years ago.
Throughout the public consultation period several design ideas were proposed. The chosen scheme reverts back to the original square – the green embraces the fountain and is approached from the Broadway. The new square will feature external lighting fixtures that replicate the designs of original lamp posts, bollards and Art Deco wall sconces, complemented with contemporary fittings. The original trees will be retained, the Amnesty Tree will be moved to new position where a tree used to be, and the original fountain will be restored and made operational again.