Firm picked for 16.5m Acton Town Hall refurb

Thu 13 September 2012, 6:17 pm

Redevelopment of the historic Acton Town Hall and Baths has taken a step forward with Ealing Council's appointment of Willmott Dixon to deliver the project.

The £16.5 million contract will see the firm improve and expand the early 20th century building to provide new leisure, community and civic services.

While the town hall’s grade II-listed façade and the existing baths chimney will be retained, S&P Architects' plans see the former baths building replaced by a new three-storey structure with a 25m swimming pool and a trainer pool. There will also be modern fitness and leisure facilities including a larger gym.

The refurbished town hall will also host offices for Ealing Council’s adults, children and families service - including day-care facilities

Demolition work on the parts of the town hall not being retained is expected to be completed in November, with construction on the redevelopment set to begin in December.

Chris Tredget, Willmott Dixon’s managing director for North London, said the firm was pleased to get the opportunity to build on its regeneration portfolio in Acton.

“We have a long track record in Ealing and are looking forward to adding to that with the improved Acton Town Hall that will be a new focal point on main high street,” he said.

The whole project is due for completion in April 2014.

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