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Thursday, 27 August 2015

The New Life of Brent Town Hall

Martin Francis has an interesting preview of the new French School in Wembley here.  It certainly sounds as if the architects have gone to great lengths to preserve some of the character of the original building.  This was the intention of the Planning Committee when we gave planning permission.  As the building had listed status, and is indeed a Pevsner building, preserving its character was of great importance.  We also imposed a condition to seek to maximise community access of the facilities.

Finally, I am glad to hear that the former Town Hall library looks beautiful.  According to the plans as they were when planning permission was granted it will be used as a library for the school, although of course the pupils will also be able to access the excellent Wembley library at the nearby Civic Centre. 

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