Town Hall Transformation
Brentwood Town Hall is being 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 and space for commercial organisations and start up businesses.††
Relocation during the remodelling period
Brentwood Borough Council has vacated the Town Hall whilst remodelling work takes place on the building.
Our reception has relocated to 1-2 Seven Arches Road, which is the former register office, situated adjacent to the Town Hall. All appointments are held on this site, as well as general reception services, including self-service positions and document scanning.
Papworth Trust have joined Brentwood Borough Council to operate from 1-2 Seven Arches Road. Weddings also take place on the site, although Essex Registration Service has relocated to Brentwood Library. Essex Police are now operating from the Town Hall but have no public access.
Council committee meetings now take place at Brentwood County High School and continue to start at 7pm. Meetings are no longer webcast but continue to be open to the public. Parking is available at Brentwood County High School.
Pedestrian access to 1-2 Seven Arches Road is from the footpath off Ingrave Road, not from the access road to the Town Hall. Visitor parking, including new disabled parking, is available to the front of the Town Hall. Brentwood Councilís reception continues to be open from 8.30am-5pm Monday-Thursday, 8.30am-4.30pm Friday.
The Council\'s postal address remains the same (Brentwood Borough Council, Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AY), although the post box has been repositioned at 1-2 Seven Arches Road for hand deliveries.
Town Hall Transformation
The Council 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 was not being used effectively and the running costs were very high due to ageing infrastructure. The building was 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 and Brentwood Council for Voluntary Services deliver services from a single location.††
The move will not only right-size the Councilís 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 community 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 and commercial space on the ground and first floor, thereby creating a sustainable income for the Council.†
The building works began in late 2017 and will complete in mid 2019.