Work on a £1.2m upgrade to Clackmannan Town Hall will begin this summer.
The upgrade, led by Clackmannanshire Council in partnership Clackmannan Town Hall Trust, will see a programme of works take place to make the building wind and watertight.
The work, which includes new replacement roof, stonework repairs and cleaning the stonework at the front of the building, will start on site in June following the successful appointment of building contractor, Hadden Construction.
Starting on site on 27th June and lasting until January 2023, the extensive planned works include:
• Re-Roofing/Roof fabric replacement in areas
• Replacement Rainwater Goods
• Replacement Lead Flashings and Box Gutters
• Structural Upgrade and wall fabric upgrade
• Replacement Roof Lights and Windows
• Replacement Flat Roof Sections
• Stonework Repairs
• Stonework cleaning with pressured water by a specialist contractor (post completion of main roof works)
During different phases of the works, access to the hall will be via different entrances and exits.
Spokesperson for Housing and Property, Councillor Jane McTaggart, said:
“I’m pleased to see a schedule for this important work being carried out at Clackmannan Town Hall. Ensuring our built heritage is maintained is important for our communities to feel connected to their past and to provide a place to come together for years to come. Clackmannan Town Hall has been part of the community for well over 100 years and this work will make sure it continues to offer a safe and welcoming space for communities to meet, and to deliver vital community services. I am delighted that Clackmannanshire Council was able to provide the funds to allow this work to be carried out and I look forward to visiting once complete”
William Johnstone, Chair of Clackmannan Town Hall Trust, said:
"The Clackmannan Town Hall Trust is delighted with the planned Council works going ahead this year to our Town Hall. This will help to protect and enhance this much loved historic building ensuring it will survive well into the future as an important Community facility".
The building, which dates back to the 1800s, is in a Conservation Area and the roof replacement works will be carried out in keeping with the Town Hall’s history and in consultation with the Clackmannan Town Hall Trust.