Middlesbrough Town Hall is currently closed as part of a multi-million pound renovation. Read more about the HLF-funded restoration project.
The scheme will enable much wider access to visitors and provide them with a greater understanding of the history of the building, creating a unique heritage attraction.
It will see parts of the building, currently inaccessible to the public, being opened up, including the Victorian courtroom, cells and fire station which would be made into heritage attractions in their own right.
The plans also include the restoration of the carriage driveway with original glass roof which will become the main box office and circulation area, an external lighting scheme, the development of new café and bar facilities, and a new community space.
Middlesbrough Town Hall’s major multi-million pound renovation works are heading into the next phase.
As previously announced the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has approved a £3.7m grant to help restore the iconic Grade II* listed building back to its full 19th Century glory.
Over recent months the grand old building has been subject to extensive safe asbestos removals prior to the contractors being able to take the project forward.
With those works now completed, the internal refurbishment works will begin on Monday, December 5.