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Meet the contractor undertaking the major refurbishment of Trowbridge Town Hall

Residents and businesses are being offered the opportunity to meet the contractor undertaking the multi-million pound refurbishment of Trowbridge Town Hall

Published 9 August 2023
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Ahead of the multi-million pound refurbishment programme starting at the Town Hall in Trowbridge, residents and businesses are being offered the opportunity to meet the contractor undertaking the works.

The 'Meet the Contractor' public event will be held in the Cotswold area located on the ground floor of County Hall in Bythesea Road on Tuesday 15 August 2023. Residents, traders and businesses can pop along anytime between 2.30pm and 7pm to meet the team from Wiltshire Council and Beard Construction, see the latest plans and find out how the works could affect them.

The remodelling and refurbishment of the Town Hall forms part of the significant investment in Trowbridge town centre via the government's Future High Streets Fund. Upon completion of the works in Summer 2025, the Town Hall will become a major creative and community hub, comprising custom designed performance and activity spaces, recording studios and a licenced café bar with refurbished spaces for a wide range of community activities.

Cllr Richard Clewer, Leader of Wiltshire Council, said: This imposing Grade II listed building sits front and centre on the high street. To ensure all the works can be safely carried out, hoardings will need to be installed later this month around the building with the main refurbishment works starting shortly afterwards. The hoarding will inevitably encroach on the footpath and road and have some impact on pedestrians and road users.

One of the key aims in our Business Plan is making sure our towns are resilient, ensuring our communities are able to grow sustainably with access to leisure, arts, heritage and culture. We would, therefore, encourage local people to attend this event to find out more at an early stage and to ask any questions they may have.

Jamie Harwood, director at Beard said: The council's project presents an exciting opportunity to safeguard the future of one of town's biggest assets, and we're thrilled to be trusted with this project. Across our 130-plus year history, we have developed a proven track record for safely delivering complex projects and transforming both listed and heritage buildings.

As such, we're working closely with the council and all stakeholders to ensure we not only minimise disruption and keep everyone safe but deliver a project that supports generations to come. This event is a great way for any interested parties to really explore the redevelopment and understand how it will take shape.

Alan Wright, the Director of Trowbridge Town Hall Trust, added: During the refurbishment period, if anyone has an enquiry about the Trust's community outreach programmes or requires any further information about what facilities the Town Hall will have to offer when we re-open in 2025, don't hesitate to contact us at info@trowbridgetownhall.com (opens new window). Also, our website www.trowbridgetownhall.com (opens new window) will have regular updates on the progress of the building works.

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