Work on Mansfield Town Hall’s £0.5m repair project nears completion

Work on Mansfield Town Hall should be finished by the end of 2015
Work on Mansfield Town Hall should be finished by the end of 2015

Essential work to repair parts of the Old Town Hall in Mansfield are progressing well with scaffolding due to come down from the building before Christmas.

The work, which is costing in the region of £550,000, includes rebuilding chimney stacks, refitting the majority of the roof, replacing stonework, repointing the lime mortar on the outside of the building, as well as restoring period features within rooms including the Council Chamber and installing new floors in the connected shop units.

Councillor Dave Saunders, Mansfield District Council portfolio holder for regeneration and heritage champion, said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in this project for doing such an excellent job. This essential work will ensure that the structural integrity of this iconic Mansfield regency building is maintained and will remain in good condition for future generations.”

Mansfield BID and council staff moved into Clumber House during the work, which is due to be completed by the end of 2015.

The council is currently looking at a range of options for the future of the Town Hall to ensure the building is put to good use and contributes to the regeneration of the town centre.