Town hall revamp on track after open day

Brackley Town Hall. PNL-140515-124334009

Brackley Town Hall. PNL-140515-124334009

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Stage two of the Heritage Lottery Fund application to restore Brackley Town Hall is getting under way.

The news follows a successful Heritage Open Day on September 15 where more than 150 people interested in Brackley’s heritage visited the Grade II listed, Wren-inspired building and explored its attic space.

Councillor Elaine Wiltshire, Brackley mayor, said: “We were pleased to see such a range of ages and people exploring the building and showing a keen interest in Brackley’s heritage.

“We will be holding other events over the next year, which will allow the community to explore the building further and find out more about the project.”

The Heritage Open Day and further events form part of the development work currently being undertaken in order to submit a second round funding application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for £2.3 million.

Architecture firm Haverstock and Rena Pitsilli Graham were announced as the design team by the town council earlier this year for the 
second stage of the application.

It will look to submit the next application next year.

A decision by the HLF to award funding is likely to be made later next year.

The town hall is Georgian, built in 1706 by the 4th Earl of Bridgewater.

For more information about the project visit www.brackleyregeneration.word press.com