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Barking Town Hall \

This refurbishment of the 1950s Town Hall makes the process of democracy much more transparent and accessible to voters and Councillors alike.

Transparency of the political process and access to the local government was achieved by removing the solid walls around the council chamber and inserting new glass screens. A central lightwell was infilled with a glass bridge to create a break out space and link the committee rooms with the chamber. A sense of civic pride has been restored in this East End community, which has suffered with problems of local industrial decline, and the refurbishment is at the heart of the Borough’s recent regeneration programme.

We also carried out a feasibility study to extend the building to allow for more staff accommodation.

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