Published: 01:16 PM, 25 May 2021
Tower HamletsCouncil has reached a key milestone in the construction of its new Town Hall inWhitechapel as the building reaches its highest point.
The new TownHall is being built on the site of the former Royal London Hospital onWhitechapel Road, bringing this striking Grade II listed building back intocommunity use. The project is expected to complete in spring 2022.
The ‘toppingout’ marks construction company Bouygues UK completing the highest structuralpoint.
John Biggs,Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “Our new Town Hall will bring the historic Royal Hospital sitein Whitechapel back into community use, so once again the 250 year old buildingwill serve the people of Tower Hamlets. Reaching this milestone now shows theproject is making good progress, so we are on track to make the savings thisproject will deliver, as well as provide a fantastic new space for residents toaccess services.”
GeraldFarque, Bouygues UK Managing Director, said: “Topping out this prestigious London landmark is animportant milestone we are proud to be commemorating with Tower Hamlets. Wehave built an excellent working partnership with the borough through the manyprojects we have delivered and have always worked hard to support their socialvalue objectives through our engagement programme with the local community,supply chain and education providers.”
The formerRoyal London Hospital site has been vacant since 2013. The £115m project willbring this important historical building back into public use.
Tower HamletsCouncil is working with Historic England to preserve the integrity of thebuilding in the designs and during construction work and several key featureswill be retained and restored.