A sense of modesty and consideration is palpable on arrival
East Midlands RIBA Regional Award 2019
Haverstock for Brackley Town Council
Contract value: £2.6m
Cost per m²: £4,967
The sense of modesty and consideration is palpable on arrival at this early 18th century market hall, which was radically extended in the 19th century and now, after years of decline, has been reimagined by the architect to provide a revitalised community space. This boldness is carried through into new interventions that help connect the town hall to its surroundings and neatly provide modern needs in a historic building. These include new service pod structures on the ground and first floors and the activation of a previously unused attic space. Town halls can bring a community together, and in this sensitive transformation, Brackley has regained its focus.