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Public Sector, Offices

Tower Hamlets Town Hall

160 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1BJ, UK

New build masonry and precast concrete to the former Grade II Royal London Hospital building to repurpose the building for the new Tower Hamlets Town Hall

This Grade II listed former Royal London Hospital building has been brought back to community use as the new Town Hall and headquarters for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

It is one of London’s oldest historic landmarks and has been at the heart of the borough’s history since it was opened to patients in 1740.

The new town hall, which was part refurbishment of the existing Grade II listed building on the site of the former Royal London Hospital building on Whitechapel Road and part new build at the rear, and provides a total of 26,700m2 of civic office space including an open-plan office space on the upper floors.

The design and construction of this purpose built Town Hall provides over 1,700 contemporary, flexible workspaces plus a range of meeting rooms and welfare facilities for council staff and other partners. The former hospital’s iconic street elevation has been restored with a new public entrance on the ground floor of the Grocers’ Wing.

The building has been designed to be more than just an office for council staff. At its core an accessible environment can be found, taking up the entirety of the ground floor. Dedicated to public use, the ground floor offers an open, local presence atmosphere bringing people together and enabling them to access council services in one place. The ground floor local presence hosts meeting and shared spaces, a café and the council chamber.

Scope of works:

  • Structural Design of masonry supports and pre cast concrete band units inclusive of all engineering.

  • Installation of masonry façade restraint and support systems

  • High quality Brickwork

  • Pre cast concrete

  • Reclamation works to the Grade II listed building

Tower Hamlets


Bouygues UK

Main Contractor

£2.3 million

Contract Value

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