Deptford Town Hall restored

Deptford Town Hall, the Grade II-listed building on New Cross Road, has been unwrapped, following recent restoration work.

The building is owned by Goldsmiths, University of London and the work is part of the college's strategy to enhance its estate, which sits at the heart of New Cross and does much to define the area.

Like the Richard Hoggart building refurbishment, the work has had a dramatic effect, turning an austere building into an uplifting presence on the high street.

Due to accessibility issues, its use as a public venue is limited, but it's great to see the area's best buildings being treated with due reverence and the unwrapping represents another important milestone in the development of the Goldsmiths masterplan - about which more soon.

Full disclosure: I am on the Council of Goldsmiths.