Hackney Town Hall Square

Closes 29 Feb 2024

Opened 11 Sep 2023


Picture of the square out the front of Hackney Town Hall.

Consultation is expected to begin in early 2024

What we’re doing

Hackney Town Hall Square is the focal point of Hackney Central, linking the Grade II listed Hackney Town Hall, the historic Hackney Empire and vital community facilities like Hackney Central Library and the Hackney Museum.

To maximise the potential of the square, we’re investing in improvements to create a better space for cultural events and an inclusive space for all parts of the community.

Why we’re doing it

Throughout our engagement about the future of Hackney Central, local people have told us that they want to see public spaces that reinforce and represent the local community and celebrate the area’s rich culture.

While the space is a well-used historical and civic asset for the town centre and the borough, there’s a big opportunity to maximise its potential, enhance the heritage character of the square and create an accessible and inclusive space where local communities can come together.

How we’re doing it

We’re in the process of appointing a design team to create proposals to enhance Hackney Town Hall Square, informed by the feedback we’ve already received. We’ll then work alongside the community to develop detailed plans with your input.

We’ll keep you informed about these plans, and the opportunities to help inform the changes that take place. 

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