Conservation and Renewal
The project for Interchange Studios involved the construction of a new Weekend Arts College and the conversion of the former Hampstead Town Hall, a Grade II listed building into a new headquarters for charities, voluntary organisations and the University of the Third Age. The building accommodates many of the organisations under the umbrella of Interchange Studios, providing offices, a library, function spaces meeting rooms, a performance hall seating 250 people, foyer spaces, and a café/bar for both visitors and occupants alike. The building is linked to a new extension by a glazed atrium art gallery space.
The new extension is occupied by the Weekend Arts College, providing music, dance and drama for young people, including those with disabilities. The College comprises two new rehearsal studios, music practice and recording studios, and affiliated storage, changing rooms and office spaces.