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Barking Town Hall is set to grow

PUBLISHED: 16:14 11 April 2008 | UPDATED: 09:44 11 August 2010

A NEW structure extending Barking Town Hall may be in early planning stages according to a construction project database. An Islington based company s website claims that a £9.5million project will comprise an eight-storey building plus refurbishment work

A NEW structure extending Barking Town Hall may be in early planning stages according to a construction project database.

An Islington based company's website claims that a £9.5million project will comprise an eight-storey building plus refurbishment works and take five years to complete.

The council say planning is only in feasibility stages and nothing has been agreed with Islington based architects Hawkins Brown.

According to the website, the scheme comprises of a 6-8 story office construction connected to the town hall with an additional 2-3 levels on top of the existing building, and the creation of an atrium and some refurbishment.

Works will include sewer systems, Infrastructure, enabling access and landscaping.

A council spokesperson said: "The Council began a review of accommodation and working practices in 2005 and since then detailed plans have been drawn up which are yet to be submitted to the Executive for approval.

"There are no exact design plans for the programme and no costs have been finalised.

"We have commissioned Hawkins Brown to put together a feasibility study but nothing else has been agreed."

If the plans are approved building may commence in September 2008 and be expected to be completed by 2013.

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