The result of a winning design competition proposal the Chorley Town Hall project created a contemporary local authority administrative headquarters within the context of the existing Victorian building.
The requirement for a fully DDA Compliant building within a building with multiple changes in level provided a demanding brief.
The resolution of the complex levels was to insert a circular atrium into the heart of the building, which contains glass lifts in glass shafts and is wrapped around by a staircase designed to link all levels.
The atrium is topped off with a spectacular glazed roof feature which naturally illuminates this new central space.
A new reception is provided along with the comprehensive refurbishment of all internal spaces. The new atrium space compliments and contrasts with the newly refurbished Banquet Hall which was renovated to its former splendour using traditional methods and colours following detailed research.
CHORLEY TOWN HALL
Location: Chorley Town Centre, Lancashire, UK
Client: Chorley Borough Council
Contractor: Thomas Barnes & Sons
Project Lead: Roman Strzala