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County Hall Kingston History Reimagined
Building Preservation At County Hall Kingston
Building Preservation At County Hall Kingston

LASTING LEGACY

New ownership will breathe new life into the impressive Grade II* listed buildings. Sensitive design and appropriate, sustainable, uses will preserve and protect them for the enjoyment of future generations. For the first time in its history, the original 1893 building, along with many of the outdoor heritage spaces, will welcome the public.

County Hall All External Additions To The Building Are Carried Out Using The Existing Architectural Language

1893
COUNTY HALL

With beautiful terrazzo flooring, historic signage, decorative detailing and bespoke furniture and fittings, this impressive Grade II* listed building will not be altered, internally or externally.

1893 Building Exterior Preservation At County Hall Kingston
County Hall 1890 building staircase and terrazzo flooring
County Hall 1890 building staircase and terrazzo flooring

Careful repair, cleaning and redecoration will transform the civic spaces, including the grand County Court and Council Chambers, into new flexible work and events spaces, studios and podcast rooms.

Court Room, Council Chamber And Associated Civic Spaces To Be Restored And Used For Commercial Use. County Hall Kingston Redevelopment
County Hall Kingston 1930 administrative building exterior

1930
ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING

Originally designed as office space, the conversion of this building will result in the creation of elegant apartments.

County Hall Kingston 1930 administrative building exterior
County Hall 1930 administrative building stained glass and wood panelling
County Hall 1930 administrative building stained glass and wood panelling

Whilst the building will be largely unchanged, externally and features such as panelling, stained-glass windows and stone staircases will be retained, residents will enjoy generously proportioned living space with high ceilings and expansive windows. Welcoming communal areas will include workspaces, a library, lounge and dining room.

Preservation Of Period Interior Decor At County Hall Kingston Redevelopment
Heritage Related Public Benefit For Restration Of Surplus Grade Ii* Listed County Hall Kingston Building

There is a heritage-related public benefit in bringing the currently vacant and surplus Grade II* listed building back into viable and active use and ongoing management and maintenance.

Greater London Authority

Heritage Related Public Benefit For Restration Of Surplus Grade Ii* Listed County Hall Kingston Building
County Hall Kingston Heritage Respecting Heritage
County Hall Kingston Heritage Respecting Heritage

Beyond the restoration of listed assets, enhancement of heritage involves sensitive approaches to the setting – including new buildings and landscapes.

Demolition of exising computer and canteen buildings at County Hall Kingston Replaced by modern contempory style of build - cgi representation.

THE CANTEEN & COMPUTER BUILDINGS

The poor-quality canteen and computer buildings which detract from the Grade II* listed architecture, are to be demolished. In their place, new, contemporary, residential buildings constructed of traditional materials will complement the listed buildings and enhance the setting, providing a perfect blend of traditional and modern. The stand-alone building, replacing the computer building, will provide much-needed affordable housing for rent and new residential apartments will be created on the site of the former canteen.

Demolition of exising computer and canteen buildings at County Hall Kingston Replaced by modern contempory style of build - cgi representation.
County Hall Kingston existing computer and canteen buildings to be demolished and re built

The existing computer and canteen buildings detract from the setting of the Grade II* listed buildings and have a harmful impact on its significance. GLA officers consider the demolition of these two buildings to represent a heritage related public benefit.

Greater London Authority

Demolition of exising computer and canteen buildings at County Hall Kingston
Radial Court Yards Landscape Design For Public Spaces County Hall Kingston Redevelopment
Radial Court Yards Landscape Design For Public Spaces County Hall Kingston Redevelopment

LANDSCAPE DESIGN & RESTORATION

County Hall provides the perfect opportunity to create a new outdoor environment. High quality landscaping will rejuvenate the historic setting. The northern courtyard, open to the public, will include an orchard. In the southern courtyard, the layout – a radial pattern – will be retained but soft landscaping will increase biodiversity. Lawned areas and planting will create pocket gardens and amenity areas for all ages will include sensory planting. Stone cobbles, mature trees, seating areas and historic railings, reinstated for the first time since World War II, will all feature within the landscaped setting.

The building design, layout, landscaping and public realm is strongly supported. All of the existing trees would be retained, which is welcomed.

Reinstatement of the original metal railings which were removed during the war and are an important element of the original design and setting of the listed building.

The design, layout, landscaping and public areas are strongly supported. All of the existing trees would be retained, which is welcomed.

The reinstatement of original metal railings which were removed during the second world war and are an important element of the original design and setting of the listed building.

Greater London Authority

The design, layout, landscaping and public areas are strongly supported. All of the existing trees would be retained, which is welcomed.

The reinstatement of original metal railings which were removed during the second world war and are an important element of the original design and setting of the listed building.

The Greater London Authority