Town hall refurb shortlisted for award

by Jim Dunton Thu 25 April 2013, 5:53 pm

Ealing Town Hall's recent £800,000 restoration has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has put the project in contention for the London region Building Conservation 2013 Award.

The scheme was designed to bring the Victorian building, which is clad in Bath stone and Kentish ragstone, back to its former glory to counter the effects of wear and tear, pollution, and “inappropriate” past repairs.

Council leader Julian Bell said Ealing Town Hall was one of the borough’s most important landmarks and had been restored very sympathetically.

“My congratulations also go out to our property services team on a job well done,” he said.

“This is the second award they have been shortlisted for in the last month, with the Westside Young People’s Centre in the running for an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects.”

Next month, a specially inscribed paving stone dedicating the town hall restorations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee will be permanently placed outside the building.

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