Monday, 23 January 2017
Wolverhampton Civic Halls revamp to start as Shaylor Group is appointed Contractor
Refurbishment work on Wolverhampton’s Civic Halls will begin today following the appointment of Shaylor Group as contractor.
Enabling work on the grade II-listed venue was completed in 2016 and the £14.4m will boost its capacity.
A bar will also be installed above the main entrance of the Civic Hall.
Both the Civic Hall and Wulfrun Hall will reopen between October 2017 and January 2018 and the revamp is scheduled for full completion in October 2018.
John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council cabinet member for city economy, said: "This is an exciting time in the project when we will begin to see real changes to the Civic Halls.
"The halls have been around since 1938 and are an important part of our visitor economy – providing jobs and generating millions of pounds every year by staging nationally acclaimed shows.
"As part of our regeneration plans for the city we recognised the Grade II listed building is in need of refurbishment, as well as improvement to ensure it remains a thriving venue to be proud of."