Proudly restoring Middlesbrough’s historic Grade II listed Town Hall

The North-East town of Middlesbrough will shortly be celebrating the re-opening of its historic 19th century Town Hall. One of the last Gothic-style town halls to be built in England, the building has recently experienced its biggest refurbishment in its 130-year history with a £7.7m renovation undertaken by Kier Construction. The build was partially funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) with a £3.7m investment to aid in its restoration.

Recognised as one of the most significant heritage assets in the Tees Valley, the Town Hall has been an iconic symbol of the industrial, civic and cultural heritage of Teesside since it was erected and officially opened in 1889.

Restoration of the Hall has seen the creation of beautiful, well-designed facilities for people to enjoy, including the transformation of areas previously not accessible to the public.

Areas such as the original Victorian carriage way, courtroom, cells and fire station are to be named heritage attractions. People entering the building will be welcomed by a flood of natural light courtesy of the beautiful glass atrium.

Appointed directly by Middlesbrough Council, we were delighted to place the current President of the Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate (ICWCI) Ron Philpot onto the project.

‘This is an excellent historical project for us to be involved in and Ron has carried out an exceptional job in supervising and overseeing the quality of work throughout. He has been on site ensuring that high standards and Grade II listed building specifications and requirements are being met.’

Resource Manager, Jonathan King

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