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Beard Construction awarded contract for multi-million pound refurbishment of Trowbridge Town Hall

The multi-million pound contract to refurbish Trowbridge Town Hall has been awarded to Beard Construction by Wiltshire Council.

Beard, the Swindon-based multi-award-winning construction company which designs, builds, restores and refurbishes buildings in Southern England, will lead the refurbishment works on the Grade II listed building ensuring its future as a hub of activity at the heart of the town.

Similar projects undertaken by Beard include the complete refitting of the Grade II listed Mill Building at Trowbridge Museum; the sensitive refurbishment of the Grade II listed Corsham Mansion including a new build extension to create facilities for business office support and training; and a highly sensitive building refurbishment and extension of the multi-award-winning Corinium Museum which has doubled exhibition space and improved visitor facilities.

Cllr Phil Alford, Wiltshire Council’s cabinet member for strategic assets, said: We are delighted to be working with a renowned local company such as Beard Construction. Their extensive knowledge of working sensitively on historic buildings will ensure the Town Hall remains a landmark community asset for future generations to treasure.

“A key aim 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.”

The investment in the Town Hall forms part of the £16 million awarded to Wiltshire Council from the government’s Future High Streets Fund.

The refurbishment of this much-loved building is central to developing a unique cultural offer in the town, encouraging increased footfall into the town centre and helping to revive Trowbridge’s evening economy.

Jamie Harwood, director at Beard said: We are proud to be supporting the Trowbridge community once again and playing our part in safeguarding the future of the historic Town Hall.

“We will call upon our expertise in the heritage sector and with complex listed buildings to ensure the Town Hall will continue to support the community for many more generations to come.

We’re confident we can deliver the necessary changes to realise the council’s exciting vision, bringing the quality of construction Beard has become synonymous for over our 130+ year history.

Alan Wright, director of the Trowbridge Town Hall Trust, added: Having worked so closely with the build design team over the past eighteen months, aligning the restoration work to our vision for the building, we now hand over the responsibility for the completion of that work to Beard Construction in the knowledge that they share our passion for this beautiful building and have the expertise to transform it into something the whole of Trowbridge will be proud to celebrate when we re-open our doors again in 2025.

Pictured: An artist’s impression of the Great Hall at Trowbridge Town Hall

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