Haringey publishes “Prior Information Notice” for the Town Hall procurement

Haringey has now published a “Prior Information Notice” in respect of the disposal of Hornsey Town Hall. The purpose of this is to alert possible developers/operators to the forthcoming disposal and probably precedes the formal publication of the OJEU papers by about 4 weeks. The text of the short description is reproduced here. The original and the full text can be seen at https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=156459787.

Overall the project is valued at £100 – 150,000,000 for a site with planning permission for 123 dwellings being

  • Residential development comprising 123 No. units in total (35 x 1 bed flats, 61 x 2 bed flats, 20 x 3 bed flats, 3 x 4 bed flats and 4 x 4 bed houses)

The Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Haringey (the “Contracting Authority”) is seeking to procure a development partner to deliver the regeneration of the Hornsey Town Hall site (the “Site”). The Site is situated at Crouch End, a desirable and affluent part of the London Borough of Haringey located approximately 6 miles (10 km) north of central London. The Contracting Authority is seeking, through a competitive dialogue procurement process, to identify the development partner(s) who will, by way of innovative solutions, redevelop the site and restore the Town Hall in a way that respects its listed status and safeguards its future. This includes securing an appropriate operator(s) to occupy any non-residential space. The Site includes the Grade II* listed Town Hall and Grade II listed Town Hall Annex (together comprising circa 5,200 square metres net internal area). The Town Hall currently sits on English Heritage’s ‘Buildings at Risk’ register. The Site also includes a series of ancillary buildings, a public square and a cleared development site of circa 3,622 square metres to the rear. Planning consent exists for the redevelopment of the Site for mixed-use development, comprising the demolition of some existing buildings, conversion/alterations of retained buildings, and erection of new buildings for 123 no. residential dwellings, as well as D1, A1/3/4, B1, D1/2, and sui generis uses. A planning condition links the development of the land to the rear and the refurbishment of the Town Hall in one project. The Council has implemented this planning consent through the carrying out of a material operation (as defined in section 56(4) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990) being the demolition of one of the buildings within the Site. The Contracting Authority is flexible to revised development proposals coming forward (subject to planning), although, as a condition of contract, the Contracting Authority will include a requirement to maintain some degree of public access and use within the Town Hall itself. The Contracting Authority will transfer control of the Site to the development partner by way of a long lease (currently anticipated to be for 125 years) subject to the terms of a Development Agreement. This short description of the project is for information purposes only and the Contracting Authority does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information at this stage. Further details about the project will be set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (the “PQQ”) and the accompanying memorandum of information, which may be obtained as directed in Section VI.3 of this notice.

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