Architect chosen to come up with ‘imaginative and practical design concepts’ for historic north London landmark

Terry Farrell & Partners has been appointed to carry out special masterplanning for the regeneration of Alexandra Palace in north London.

The architect will suggest design options for the future use of the historic Grade II-listed building following its repair and restoration.

Earlier this year, the palace was awarded more than £320,000 in English Heritage funding to appoint conservation architects for the work.

Terry Farrell & Partners will work with WSP on the project, which will include a public consultation commencing in May.

Duncan Wilson, chief executive of Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust, said he was looking forward to seeing “imaginative and practical design concepts” for the palace.

Sir Terry Farrell said he was delighted the practice had been appointed to plan for the palace’s future.

“It’s amazing to think that 30 years after designing the temporary pavilion there, my practice now has the opportunity to shape the future, which we believe will be a very exciting one,” he said.

Constructed in 1873, Alexandra Palace subsequently became renowned as the original home of BBC Television.

Severely damaged by fire in 1980, the palace was restored and brought back into use as venue for sports, live music, and other events.

Some £2.3m in regeneration investment has recently been spent at the site, improving the ice rink and restoring the park.