Worthing Town Hall Refurbishment Works

Client: Worthing Town Council
Architect: ECE Architecture
Engineer: QED Structures Ltd
M&E: Paine Manwaring
Value: £1.1M
Programme: 15 weeks


The sensitive refurbishment of Worthing Town Hall has now been completed. The project is located on Chapel Road in Worthing which first opened in 1933, built in a neo-Georgian style by Charles Cowles-Voysey.

The town hall is a Grade II listed building comprising of offices and a Council Chamber. The building is also used as a venue for weddings and ceremonies. The design conserves the building’s historic features whilst improving facilities for Adur & Worthing employees based in the building. Listed elements such as marble flooring, original columns, wooden panelling and the Committee Room have been retained and enhanced with a new historic based interior scheme.

The kitchenettes, shower rooms, break-out spaces and offices have been updated in order to provide welcoming visitor expe-riences and better quality workspace for staff. LED lighting and new double glazing windows on upper floors has been includ-ed to improve energy performance and thermal efficiency.

Areas such as the first floor Atrium and the Gordon Room have been decluttered and enriched with new carpet, furniture, and a fresh colour scheme, enhancing the building’s character, and creating a bright, spacious environment.