Added on: 16 April 2016 at 10:52:10
Battersea Old Town Hall 166 Lavender Hill SW11 5TN: 2016/1359
The Battersea Society wish to support the proposals submitted in this application for restoring the Grand Hall of Battersea Old Town Hall. We have had the benefit of receiving presentations from the BAC team and their professional advisers. These have provided a greater insight into the objectives of the restoration work and how these are being taken forward.
The Society welcomes BAC's approach and its response to the opportunity the fire has inadvertently provided to provide a more flexible and accessible space in the Grand Hall. We consider the proposals for restoration of the roof panels and retention of the patina on the fire affected walls are interesting and offer a balance between restoration and an arresting design feature.
We appreciate that this application is solely for the section of the Old Town Hall affected by the fire. However care will be needed to ensure that the improvement works previously approved for the front of the building are taken forward in a way that complements and integrates positively with these new proposals, in particular in the design and finishes of physical links between the two buildings at different levels across the site.
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