Hands Off

Hands off Battersea Town Hall

Hands off Battersea Town Hall

With the amalgamation of the boroughs of Battersea and Wandsworth into the London Borough of Wandsworth, Battersea Town Hall building was no longer needed for the council as it was moved to Wandsworth's buillding.

With the building no longer in used it was faced with the prospect of being demolished to make way for a swimming pool. Local residents and dignitaries joined forces to save the building. It was transformed into a council run community arts centre, developing into the indepdent Battersea Arts Centre in 1980.