Whitecode will be delivering the M&E designs for the landmark regeneration project, Hornsey Town Hall; a huge commercial and residential development that will transform a Grade II listed building into a bustling community hub comprising apartments, an arts centre, and luxury serviced aparthotel, Dorsett Hornsey Town Hall.

Situated in the heart of London’s Crouch End, Hornsey Town Hall fuses together the area’s rich history with all the possibilities modern design has to offer. The development will feature the stunning Dorsett Hornsey Town Hall – which will also contain modern co-working spaces – and new collections of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. The listed building itself will be converted into an arts centre, offering cinema and venue spaces for the community and beyond.

Designed by architect, KDS, Whitecode is working with main contractor, Ardmore, on this project. With its experience with listed buildings and mixed-use developments, Whitecode was selected by Ardmore for its enviably high level of detail and quality of its drawings. Whitecode is being tasked with supplying the M&E design for residential and commercial buildings and potentially the site’s energy centre. Whitecode is also undertaking a CAT A fit-out for the bespoke hotel and non-residential areas, and the shell and core for a restaurant and the art centre’s cinema. As part of its diverse offering, utilities and sustainability consultancy services will also be provided.

For this project, Whitecode will utilise BIM across the project in order to simulate the drainage and apartment layouts for the one, two and three-bedroom premises. BIM will also be used to help design the communal plant in the town hall. In both instances, the use of BIM will enable greater collaboration across the project supply chain.

As well as delivering the M&E designs Whitecode is offering its sustainability consultancy services. These services will assess whether the scheme meets with Part L regulations and can perform sustainably and efficiently once in use. Dynamic thermal simulations will be part of this service, and are included so that the building will not overheat and compromise residents’ comfort. To ensure the sustainability and energy-efficiency of the buildings, Whitecode will complete SAP/EPCs, daylight, SBEM and Home Quality Mark calculations and BREEAM assessments.

Whitecode is known for creating long-standing relationships between itself and its clients. The Hornsey Town Hall project has been no exception, with Whitecode working with contractors at different stages of the programme to assure quality translates to site and build trust between Whitecode and its collaborators.  

With the project beginning in 2017 and stage 4 and above starting in July 2019, the Hornsey Town Hall project is due for completion in the third quarter of 2021. When in use, the development will certainly be an impressive feat of engineering and architecture, and with Whitecode’s designs and assessments will surely perform well into the future.