Brackley Town Council is delighted to announce the appointment of the design team for the Brackley Town Hall Restoration Project.
The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded the project a £2.2m grant last August and since then the team has been busy behind the scenes preparing for the start of the physical works. An Activity Planner was appointed in January and now the design team is in place, led by Haverstock Architects.
The team brings expertise in heritage architecture, conservation, structural engineering, archaeology, historic interiors, landscape architecture, mechanical, electrical engineering, and cost consultancy.
They have a wealth of experience in conserving heritage buildings and are leaders in their field. It is led by architecture firm Haverstock and Rena Pitsilli Graham Architect and supported by a number of experts who between them have worked on significant heritage buildings such as The White Tower at the Tower of London, Easton Neston, the British Museum, Stowe House and Palace of Westminster. The team includes The Morton Partnership, D.R. Nolans, MTA Associates and Area Landscape. The same design team were previously involved with the project and created the designs for the HLF funding bid.
Over the coming months the team will conduct a number of site visits and surveys in order to inform their work. There will be opportunities to get involved with the surveys and investigations; if you would like more information on how you can get involved or to learn more please contact Sally Munday-Webb via email at email@example.com or telephone on 01280 702441 or sign up to the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BrackleyTownHallRestoration. The project team will also be posting lots of photographs and information online about the surveys being carried out.
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About the Heritage Lottery Fund
Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about – from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. www.hlf.org.uk @heritagelottery
About Brackley Town Hall restoration project
The Georgian Town Hall building in Brackley, Northamptonshire is set to be fully restored, thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
A £2,199,400 grant has been awarded by HLF to Brackley Town Council to repair and upgrade the ‘vulnerable’ building as a rejuvenated community venue.
The historic Town Hall was built between 1704 and 1707 by the 4th Earl of Bridgewater Scroop Egerton, then Lord of the Manor of Brackley. It was constructed to unite the previously separate villages of lower and upper Brackley and was originally used as a place to trade wool and as a manorial court.
Now highlighted as vulnerable due to its current poor condition, it is in need of significant repair and improvement.
This new National Lottery investment will pay for repairs to the stonework, roof and clock tower along with installation of new facilities including toilets, new kitchen and a lift. The restoration of the Grade II* listed building is being backed by experts at the Georgian Group and Historic England. The Lottery funding will be matched by £500,000 from both South Northamptonshire Council and Brackley Town Council itself.
Please contact Linda Carter at Brackley Town Council for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org