chapter  16
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Civic buildings

KEY POINTS: x Flexibility is needed to accommodate likely future change x Value-for-money is a major design criterion x The need for security while ensuring full access to those entitled

is an increasing design challenge

Contents 1 Town halls 2 Law courts 3 References

1 TOWN HALLS

1.1 Introduction The concept of the town hall as a local civic and community focus has a continuing importance for communities. Local authorities are however significantly reviewing their modus operandi and the physical needs of their buildings.