Hornsey Town Hall Update, October 2014
HTHCT continues to support the Mountview Project at Hornsey Town Hall and reiterated its support at the Gateway Review in December 2013. HTHCT participated fully in the subsequent Options Appraisal, undertaken by GVA (http://www.gva.co.uk/) on behalf of LBH. The Trust has responded formally to the Options Appraisal report, with copies of its response also sent to Cllr Claire Kober (Leader, LBH), Cllr Jason Arthur (Cabinet Member, Resources and Culture) and Nick Walkley (CEO, LBH).
The work on the Options Appraisal continues (October 2014). In addition to the Mountview proposals, LBH, with our input, is also looking at a range of mixed uses for Hornsey Town Hall. The good news is that LBH continues to support and has ringfenced the principle of community use and access for the historic parts of HTH (the foyers, committee rooms, Council Chamber, Assembly Hall, Mayor's Parlour etc), no matter which option is selected.
Mountview is developing an impressive community, education and arts outreach programme to sit alongside its work as one of the leading theatre schools in the UK. As you will have read, there is a significant funding gap in the Mountview proposals which need to be overcome and both LBH and Mountview are working hard together to find a solution to fill that gap.
In the meantime, it is crucial that other options are explored to ensure a sustainable future for HTH which also fulfils community aspirations for this wonderful building. so, in addition to working with Mountview and LBH, the Trust is playing an active role with LBH to develop these alternative proposals.
If you have anything you would like to contribute to the ongoing discussion, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org