LIVE IN THE NEW BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY MOVIE FILMING LOCATION
The much loved 1930s landmark, Hornsey Town Hall, which has played host to a royalty of stars including Queen and the hit TV series The Crown, is being transformed into a new destination, featuring the refurbishment of the Town Hall and a collection of new homes.
This North London filming location has featured in many TV, film, theatre productions and TV adverts over the years, and has even been a gig venue. Hornsey Town Hall is featured in latest series of The Crown, Rupert the Bear – a new film out soon, The Samsung Christmas TV advert, Criminal Justice, Spooks, The Hour and Whitechapel TV series, and mostly famously the Bohemian Rhapsody film all about Freddie Mercury and Queen, which is due to be released this Autumn. Many years ago, Queen even played there before becoming famous on 19th February 1971, as a supporting band, when they were still called The Queen.
Combining history, culture and modern living, Hornsey Town Hall, the iconic Grade II* Listed former civic headquarters in the heart of Crouch End is undergoing meticulous restoration by leading international developer Far East Consortium, into a new desirable address. Built in 1935 to house Hornsey Borough Council, it is one of the earliest examples of modernist architecture in Britain. In its new life Hornsey Town Hall will provide an extremely rare opportunity to live in a new development, steeped in history, with many of the original features remaining untouched.
The halls modernist, bespoke architecture was pioneering at its time. Designed by New Zealander Reginald Harold Uren FRIBA (5 March 1906 – 17 February 1988), he worked in the United Kingdom for most of his career. In 1933, he won the architectural competition to design Hornsey Town Hall against a field of 281 entries. The town hall was his first major commission in Britain and one of the first large modernist designs constructed in the country, showing influences of Dutch and Swedish architecture of the period. Internally he featured Australian Walnut woodwork and Indian Laurel timber, Ashburton Marble and Perrycot Limestone, the design was well received and Uren was awarded the RIBA London Architecture Medal for 1935.
John Connolly, Head of UK Development at Far East Consortium, commented: “This represents an exciting opportunity to live in a building stepped in history, which has been captured in film forever. Despite its new incarnation we are committed to honour this iconic building’s distinguished legacy, we are creating homes here that blend Hornsey Town Hall’s history with modern living and excellent amenities.”
Making it ideal for Londoners seeking a new destination to live, work and play, Hornsey Town Hall will provide a wide range of community spaces, creating an exceptional lifestyle opportunity. A new arts centre, which will be run by The Time + Space Co, will provide first class performance arts, co-working and flexible workspaces, restaurants and cafés, versatile event spaces. A new hotel, operated by Dorsett Hospitality International will be situated within the original Town Hall building and 135 new studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments will be situated in the grounds of the Town Hall.
Ranging from studio apartments to three bedrooms, the new homes will be finished to the highest specification, providing floor-to-ceiling windows, underfloor heating throughout and chevron timber flooring which has been designed in keeping with the original flooring in the Town Hall. Designer kitchens will include fully integrated appliances and state-of-the-art facilities. Bathrooms will feature chevron porcelain wall tiles, offering a contemporary take on Hornsey Town Hall’s modernist aesthetic.
The majority of apartments at Hornsey Town Hall will feature balconies, terraces or gardens. The balconies will be lined with detailed metal balustrades, opening up from either the living areas or master bedrooms, reflecting the Town Hall’s distinctive exterior.
Lining the square, cafés and restaurants will serve al fresco diners and local traders and stall owners will set up shop on market day, creating a vibrant, inclusive space for generations to come.
Crouch End is well connected to London and beyond. Stopping outside Town Hall Square, the W7 bus runs to Finsbury Park Underground Station, with connections into central London via the Victoria line, and National Rail services across the country.
Prices start from £499,950 for a one bedroom apartment and £699,950 for a two bedroom apartment. For further information contact the marketing suite on 020 3960 5888, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hornsey-townhall.co.uk or http://www.fecil.com.hk