Bridgford Hall renovations
2016 is an exciting year for Bridgford Hall, the Grade II listed Georgian building in Bridgford Park.
Bridgford Hall in Bridgford Park, West Bridgford is currently undergoing a £2.4 million pound refurbishment. The hall has been owned by Rushcliffe Borough Council since 1923 and has been occupied by a series of tenants before falling vacant in 2014.
Once complete in Summer 2017, the ground floor of the building will once again house Nottinghamshire County Council’s popular wedding and registration service, whilst the first and second floors will be converted to seven apartments.
Over £1.5m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Enterprise Scheme has been secured to enable the renovations, an additional £800,000 from the Borough Council. The grant is the first awarded in Nottingham under HLF’s Heritage Enterprise programme which is designed to help when the cost of repairing an historic building is so high that restoration is not economically viable. Grants fund the vital repairs and conservation work needed to convert derelict, vacant buildings into new, usable commercial spaces.
Through the building work there will be activities taking place for local residents to get involved in including:
Hard hat tours
Heritage conservation workshops
Dates for your diary -
Hard Hat Tours
During the redevelopment there will be opportunities to tour the hall and see work underway on site. We held our first day of hard hat tours on 10 March 2016 with over 30 people in attendance - The West Bridgford Wire joined us and this is what they said about it. We'll be running more tours in September 2016 so watch this space to book your place nearer the time
Listed Buildings Owners event
In the Autumn we'll be inviting owners of listed buildings to meet the project team behind the Bridgford Hall redevelopment and learn more about the ways in which schemes such as the HLF Enterprise Programme may be able to help them. If you own or operate a listed commercial building and would like to register your interest please email email@example.com for details
On Tuesday 31 May at 2.30pm local historian Peter Hammond will be leading a talk about the hidden history of Bridgford Hall at West Bridgford Library. Booking is required. For more details telephone 0115 9816506