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Town Hall Creative Hub plans are approved

Plans for the restoration and access improvements to Leamington’s Town Hall, as the first phase of establishing a Creative Hub, have been given the green light by Warwick District Council’s Planning Committee.

Approval by Councillors at their meeting on Tuesday 20 June marks a major milestone in the transformation of the historic town centre building at the heart of the Parade.

The Town Hall Creative Hub is the second major project to be integrated into Leamington’s creative Town Centre and follows the flagship Spencer Yard redevelopment which is due for completion later this summer.

Significant investment from the Government’s Future High Street Fund will make way for a major uplift to the public entrance and reception area, to offer visitors a more welcoming and open space, with the corridor and stair spaces sympathetically refurbished in preparation to host creative exhibitions. In addition, a new lift will facilitate access to the whole of the building’s first floor including a rejuvenated meeting room and balcony area which will be made available to the public to hire.

Now that the plans have been approved, the Council will put out a tender for a contractor to undertake the work, which they hope will start later this year for completion in summer 2024. This is a key part of the wider ‘Transforming Leamington’ programme of work.