Cardigan Guildhall Restoration A community asset partnership Cardigan Building Preservation Trust Feb 2011.

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Cardigan Guildhall Restoration A community asset partnership Cardigan Building Preservation Trust Feb 2011 Slide 2 Guildhall Exterior 2010 Slide 3 Cardigan Guildhall 2010 Cardigan Town Hall and Market as envisaged in The Building News, September 1859 The earliest known photograph of the Guildhall (late 1860s -1870?) Slide 4 Now 2010............ and Then 1860 Ground Floor Radley Room..................Free Grammar School Kitchen......................................Divinity Library Menter Offices............................Corn Store Upper Floor Great Hall............................ Assembly Room Chamber................ Council Meeting Room Mechanics Institute (Public Reading Room) Slide 5 A Potted history – Key Dates 1855 – First Plans, site chosen 1856 - R. J. Withers, Architect appointed 1858 – Laying of Foundation Stone 1860 - Guildhall officially opened on 9 th July 1865 – Rebuilding of College Row Chimney Stack 1871 – Canon installed 1890s – School closed 1892 – Clock Tower added 1914 – Building put at disposal of the Red Cross (1 st World War) 1950 – Library opened in Corn Exchange 1966 – Council Chamber moved out 1968 – Community Centre (now Radley Room opened) 1994 – Library relocated 2006 -2009 – Restoration of the Guildhall by Cardigan Building Preservation Trust, working in partnership with Menter Aberteifi. (July 2007 granting of 99 year lease by Ceredigion County Council) 20011 – Courtyard Restoration Slide 6 Front Facade Restoration Corn Exchange Gallery with restored glazing Front Arches before restoration Original Corn Exchange Doors Slide 7 Guildhall Project Funding Planning & Options Appraisal WDA/EIN/AHF£25,000 Capital grants Phases 1-3 Architects: Acanthus Holden, Pembroke (Architects: Acanthus Holden, Pembroke. Contractors : Welsh Heritage Construction ) HLF (Cardigan THI scheme)£737,000 WAG ~ CFAP £300,000 Cadw £55,527 Ceredigion County Council £14,688 CAVO £2,940 Capital Grant Courtyard Phase 2011 Rural Development Project CCC £104,158 Cadw £8,400 Cardigan Renewal Area Grant CCC £30,000 TOTAL Restoration Project £1,277,725 Revenue Funding Big Lottery, People & Places£180,870 Slide 8 Partnership Circle Slide 9 A busy first year and a half Nov 2009, Staff appointed to run the Guildhall Management Project ~ Menter Aberteifi moved into the Guildhall in June 2009. Town Council meetings move back into the Chamber July 2010 – 150 th Guildhall Birthday celebrations Additional office space rented to the police (town drop in office) and RSVP officer Recorded building footfall of over 15,000 156 community groups & organisations used the new facilities New activities launched, including dance, talks, art & craft, IT, Tai Chi, creative writing, performance summer school and some memorable evening concerts. Community Gallery booked for 90% of the year First wedding Website Launch: www.guildhall-cardigan.co.ukwww.guildhall-cardigan.co.uk Funding obtained for Courtyard Restoration Slide 10 Corn Exchange Gallery Slide 11 Radley Room Slide 12 Chamber & Kitchen Slide 13 Great Hall
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