The re-design of city centres post Covid-19

Hammersmith Town Hall - CGI of restored interior, entrance hall (RSH+P)

Future Cities Forum invited Cllr Cowan, Leader of Hammersmith and Fulham Council along with Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Historic England, Liverpool BID and the BID Association, Yoo Capital and Chapman Taylor, to discuss the development of city centres and high streets post pandemic.

The event asked questions about the importance of preserving heritage while adapting buildings in city centres for modern-day use, and which master plans will be successful in bringing people back to shopping centres and the high street.

The first of our topics looked at the development of the town hall, which has been a focus of civic life since medieval times in England. What role can the town hall play for the community and for business today? The Grade II listed Hammersmith Town Hall which was built in 1938 but was then hidden behind