NT7146 : Renovation work at Greenlaw Town Hall

near to Greenlaw, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Renovation work at Greenlaw Town Hall
Renovation work at Greenlaw Town Hall
The hall was built between 1829 and 1831 to a Neo-Grecian design by John Cunningham when Greenlaw was the county town for Berwickshire. It was converted into a community centre in 1960 and a swimming pool in 1973 before falling into disuse in the 1990s. The hall featured in the BBC ‘Restoration’ programme in 2006 and although it was unsuccessful in securing funding from this source, European Redevelopment Fund money has been secured for the restoration of this impressive building. The programme of works is expected to be completed by August 2010. For a view of the hall prior to the erection of scaffolding for the renovation work, see NT7146 : Greenlaw Town Hall.

An update on the funding campaign for this project:-

Historic Scotland made a £500,000 grant towards the overall estimated project cost of £2 million on the condition that the remaining money was raised within a deadline. A local landowner sold off some land for housing and generously donated £255,000 to the fund, and the local community, through fundraising and other successful grant applications, managed to raise the necessary money 2 days before the Historic Scotland grant was due to expire – a fantastic effort by a local community of 600 people. (Source: Scottish Borders Council community newspaper SBconnect).
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Monday, 2 November, 2009   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 3 November, 2009
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