In a recent statement released by Ealing Council, officials expressed their satisfaction with the Charities Tribunal’s decision, which has accepted the idea of renovating Ealing Town Hall in collaboration with a developer.
The spokesperson for the council stated, “We are pleased that the Tribunal has accepted the principle of renovating Ealing Town Hall in partnership with a developer to secure its future.”
Ealing Town Hall, a structure with a heritage spanning over 100 years, has posed a considerable financial burden due to the escalating maintenance costs.
The building, although preserved to the best of the council’s abilities, had become unsafe, unfit for purpose, and inaccessible to all.
Acknowledging the challenges faced, the council spokesperson continued, “While we have preserved the building for the people of Ealing as best as we can, it is no longer safe, fit for purpose, or usable by all.”
The Council is now reviewing the Tribunal’s findings to determine the next course of action. There is a recognition of the necessity to ensure that essential spaces within the Town Hall, including the Victoria Hall and other public rooms, remain accessible and affordable for the people of Ealing.
“We acknowledge that we need to do more work to ensure that the Victoria Hall and other public rooms within the Town Hall remain accessible and affordable to the people of Ealing.
“We will continue to work with the Victoria Hall Trust, the Charity Commission, the Tribunal and others to make this a reality,” assured the spokesperson.
Throughout this process, the council’s unwavering commitment has been to preserve the historical, cultural, public, and civic significance of Ealing Town Hall.
The spokesperson said, “Our priority at all times has been and will remain to preserve the historic, cultural, public and civic uses of this much-loved building, and to secure its future for the century to come.”