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Restoration Scheme

The Limehouse Town Hall Consortium Trust is a registered charity with the aim of repairing and adapting the former Limehouse Town Hall to bring it back into full and sustainable community use as a means of conserving it for the future. Please see the attached PDF for the memorandum and articles of association of Limehouse Town Hall Consortium Trust. 


The Trust plans to repair, modernise and adapt Limehouse Town Hall to provide full public access to the building and new heritage learning opportunities, and to underpin the building’s economic sustainability. The overall capital project will be carried through in three phases

 

Phase 1 (completed)

 

External repairs to the roof, rainwater goods and below ground drainage, along with some minor repairs at floor structure at first floor level and some repairs to brick and stonework and exterior windows 

 

Phase 2 (planned for 2016-17)

Remaining external repairs, largely to brick and stonework and to windows on all elevations

Remainder of work to repair/replace structural elements damaged by water penetration and to eradicate rot and other deleterious substances from the public areas of the building

Repair & conservation of the important historic features of the building e.g the wonderful main staircase & hallway, and main first floor hall, to provide a new public space for performances, exhibitions,  events and community celebrations

The creation of a Living History Space on the ground floor, for the interpretation of the heritage of the building and the townscape in which it is set.

The creation of a new main entrance to the building from Newell Street, with reception/office,a  lift giving level access to the public floors (raised ground floor and first floor) and a regulation-compliant staircase serving all floors, along with a catering kitchen on the first floor

Installation of new heating, lighting, plumbing and power to all the public parts of the building

 

Phase 3 (planned for 2019-20)

Repair and refurbishment of the ‘private’ licensed and leased areas of the building, including new ehating, lighting and power

Rationalisation of some of the existing small rooms on each floor to provide a range of spaces better meeting the needs of small emerging creative businesses and community groups locally

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Limehouse Town Hall Consortium Trust,
Jul 1, 2012, 11:30 AM