Ossett Town Hall set for further refurbishment
Ossett Town Hall is set to receive a £2.2million
investment boost if plans are
approved by Wakefield Council’s Cabinet next week.
The money will pay for the refurbishment of the
auditorium and public areas, in order to improve its facilities and preserve
the listed nature of the building.
It will also go
towards preserving the structural integrity of the building, including the
already allocated £500,000 to relocate the library to the Town Hall and to install a new lift that will give full
access to the first floor.
It is hoped the
further refurbishment will encourage more artists and productions to the
already popular main auditorium and it will also add rentable meeting spaces
for community groups and businesses and provide office accommodation for some
Graham, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Resources, said: “The
preservation of Ossett Town Hall is really important to our residents.
“Plans to make
the building more accessible and relocate the library have already breathed new
life into one of the town’s most prestigious landmarks and this further repair
and refurbishment will enhance that experience further.
“We can create
better use of space to accommodate community groups and local businesses and
make the building more attractive for events and shows – we want to make the
Town Hall the heart of the town centre and preserve it for future generations.”
Wakefield Council’s Cabinet are meeting on 24 March at 10.30am at Wakefield
Town Hall. The meeting can be watched live or later
on the Council’s website.