Thomas Sinden were appointed as Principal Contractor to deliver the extensive restoration and regeneration of historic Toynbee Hall, including the demolition of single storey extensions and the construction of new multiple storey extensions to provide offices, residential accommodation, education facilities and heritage interpretation.

Toynbee Hall was built in 1884 and the property became a Grade II listed building in 1973.

The works consisted of;

  • Conservation and restoration works to bring out the best of the historic fabric
  • Alter and refurbish first floor to provide office space and residential accommodation
  • Remodel the second floor to residential accommodation
  • Provide new publicly accessible Heritage entrance with interpretation and exhibition space
  • Replace modern extensions with high quality new building to include an education suite and meeting rooms

Whilst undertaking our works a number of original friezes by Jewish artist Archibald Ziegler dated 1932 were uncovered.   BBC London News joined us on site to capture the moment on film as the remaining panels were carefully taken down by our construction workers, revealing paintings that have laid hidden for over half a century

Project sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.