New Town Hall timeline changes

Publish Date: 
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 11:45

The timescales for the regeneration of the eastern end of The Boulevard – including a new Town Hall – have changed.

Demolition of the eastern part of the Town Hall has been moved back to October 2019. This change to the work programme has been made to reduce financial risk and to take account of delays due to investigations into potential listing.

This provides the council with the opportunity to bring the Council Chamber and Civic Hall back into use until June/July 2019, when decommissioning will commence.

The detailed design work for the building and interiors will continue as planned through the remainder of this year ready to tender for the construction contract early next year.

This means that the new Town Hall is expected to be completed in summer 2021.

The major regeneration scheme includes:

  • A new, nine-storey building housing the new Town Hall and commercial office space
  • 273 new flats, of which 109 will be affordable
  • A new District Heat network, reducing carbon emissions
  • A new public square.

Councillor Andrew Skudder, Cabinet member for Resources at Crawley Borough Council, said: “Delays to the programme, caused by the listing investigation, pushed back the dates for putting work to tender.

“We have a duty to manage all risks around the programme of works, and commencing demolition of part of the Town Hall before all tenders are received would have been an unnecessary risk.

“This is why we won’t be demolishing the building until next October.”

For more details on these plans click here.