Scaffolding will be going up on the Town Hall today, as Bolton Council starts an 11-month programme of window refurbishments and stonework repairs to the Town Hall, intended to preserve the Grade II listed building for future generations.
The work is part of the council’s maintenance programme and will ensure that the Council complies with Grade II listed regulations and preserves a heritage building for future generations. Upgrading the windows will also improve thermal efficiency through draft-proofing which will support the council’s carbon management plan commitments.
The work involves full repair, refurbishment and cleaning of all external stone, glazed brickwork and features of Bolton Town Hall; internal and external refurbishment of external windows and doors including replacement of ironmongery.
The refurbishment of the four sides of the building, light well and clock tower will be carefully phased to minimise disruption to staff and the public and scaffolding will be put up around each side of the building as work takes place. Work will start on Monday 10 August and aims to be completed by the end of June 2010 (weather permitting).
Councillor Cliff Morris, Leader of Bolton Council commented: “Bolton Town Hall is an integral part of the town centre and represents the council within the local community and to visitors. In addition, a number of essential services are provided from the building, for example, the One Stop Shop and Albert Halls facilities, meaning we have a duty to maintain a safe, secure and comfortable environment for the public and staff.
Although the scaffolding will temporarily affect the appearance of the Town Hall, it will be worthwhile disruption, which will enable us to preserve this historic building for future generations to enjoy.”