Town Hall Transformation
Brentwood Town Hall is to be completely remodelled to create a service delivery hub and transform the way the Council provides services as well as creating up to 19 residential units.
Relocation during the remodelling period
Brentwood Borough Council will be vacating the Town Hall whilst remodelling work takes place on the building.
Our reception will be relocated to 1-2 Seven Arches Road, which is the former register office, situated adjacent to the Town Hall from Monday 30 October 2017. All appointments will be held on this site, as well as general reception services, including self-service positions and document scanning.
Brentwood Mind and Papworth Trust will also be joining Brentwood Borough Council to operate from 1-2 Seven Arches Road. Weddings will also take place on the site, although Essex Registration Service will be relocating to Brentwood Library. Essex Police will be operating from the Town Hall but will have no public access.
Council committee meetings will take place at Brentwood County High School and will continue to start at 7pm. Meetings will no longer be webcast but will continue to be open to the public. Parking will be available at Brentwood County High School.
Pedestrian access to 1-2 Seven Arches Road should be from the footpath off Ingrave Road, not from the access road to the Town Hall. Visitor parking, including new disabled parking, will be available to the front of the Town Hall. Brentwood Council’s reception will continue to be open from 8.30am-5pm Monday-Thursday, 8.30am-4.30pm Friday.
The Council's postal address will remain the same (Brentwood Borough Council, Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AY), although the post box will be repositioned at 1-2 Seven Arches Road for hand deliveries.
Town Hall Transformation
The Council has reviewed a number of options for the redevelopment of the Town Hall in an effort to improve the utilisation of space within the building, reduce costs and create revenue streams.
The existing space within the Town Hall is not being used effectively and the running costs are very high due to ageing infrastructure. The building is no longer fit for a modern office and is in serious need of refurbishment. The remodelling plan includes a new roof, new windows, new boilers, new lifts, the opening up of the office floors and residential units on the top two floors.
The plans to remodel the Town Hall will create a service delivery hub that will see Brentwood Borough Council, Essex Police, Job Centre Plus, Citizens Advice Brentwood, Brentwood Mind, Community Weddings and Brentwood Council for Voluntary Services deliver services from a single location.
The move will not only right-size the Council’s accommodations, provide efficiency savings and greatly increase the energy efficiency of the Town Hall, it will also improve the customer experience with simpler referrals and speedier service resolution.
In addition to the development of the service delivery hub, the way Council services are delivered will be transformed to enable Brentwood Borough Council to operate largely from one floor of the Town Hall. This move will allow the Town Hall to be redeveloped on the upper two floors to provide up to 19 privately rented residential units, thereby creating a sustainable income for the Council.
The building works will begin in late 2017 and complete in early 2019.
Community Groups - Potential Interest
In addition to the organisations currently engaged to be part of the Hub, Brentwood Borough Council is inviting requests other local charities, social enterprises, voluntary and community groups and individual organisations who would be interested in taking space at the Town Hall.
As well as those seeking permanent office space, the Council is keen to hear from those wanting regular or ad hoc meeting space or those who are looking to provide a public presence, such as a help desk.
For more information, please complete an enquiry form: Town Hall Community Groups Potential Interest Form