In August 2015, Brackley Town Council heard that their bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for £2.2million to restore the Town Hall had been successful. This was the end of a long and hard journey but marked the beginning of a new one – the Town Hall Project!
Councillors, Council Staff, Consultants, Architects, Local Residents, Business Owners and many others worked hard together to find out as much as they could about our building’s history, the way it has been built and what it provides for the town of Brackley. The regeneration aims to meet the needs of the town, retain its Georgian charm and generate income so we can continue to maintain this amazing building.
The building closed in August 2016, with building work starting in January 2017. The Town Hall will be shut for about 18 months while the work takes place but there will be lots to do to get involved while that happens. This website will be constantly updated with blogs, pictures and updates as well as details of events or how to join in and take part in a project.
For a building of this importance and complexity, a very experienced and diverse design team is required. Expertise is needed in heritage architecture, conservation civil and structural engineering, archaeology, interior analysis, landscape architecture, mechanical and electrical engineering and cost consultancy.
The design team appointed to undertake this work are very experienced in heritage buildings and are leaders in their field. The team is led by architecture firm Haverstock and Rena Pitsilli Graham and supported by a number of experts who between them have worked on significant heritage buildings such as The White Tower at the Tower of London, Easton Neston, the British Museum, Stowe House and Palace of Westminster.
Haverstock: Lead architects
Rena Pitsilli Graham Architect: Conservation Architect
The Morton Partnership: Structural engineers
Area Landscape: Landscape Architects
Ingham Pinnock Associates: Regeneration consultants
D.R. Nolans: Cost Consultants
Martin Thomas Associates: M and E Engineer