To: Leader of Crawley Borough Council
Stop the demolition of Crawley Town Hall
• Stop the demolition of Crawley’s New Town heritage
• Refurbish our unique 20th Century Town Hall
• Save the impressive Council Chamber
Why is this important?
• Crawley Town Hall is a significant twentieth-century building worthy of preservation; it is the public face of the New Town and as such has iconic status.
• The interiors are particularly well designed and represent the best of the era, particularly the early elements of ‘Minimalism’
• The loss of this building would be to lose an important example of iconic new town design with a high quality of both materials and detail
• Of even greater loss would be that of the work of a significant architect and interior designer, Max Clendinning, who’s interior design works have been an influence on design to the present day
• Crawley has historical importance as one of the first post-war New Towns to be planned
• Crawley’s design principal is open, low rise and airy
• The demolition is to make way for three 9 -10 storey tower blocks of flats and offices. Completely out of character with the ideas and history of the town
• A new Town Hall is simply a waste of money and a destruction of our heritage