14 October 2011>
Residents and visitors to Blackwood can't fail to have noticed that work is well and truly underway on the £750,000 revamp at Blackwood Miners' Institute!
Back in June, Caerphilly County Borough Council's Cabinet approved the works, which will give the much-loved 'Stute a new bill of health... and the scaffolding clad building shows that works are very much underway!
Cllr Phil Bevan, Cabinet Member for Education, Leisure and Lifelong Learning said, "It's great to see that works are progressing on the revamp at Blackwood Miners' Institute – the 'Stute is very much a beacon for first class live music, theatre, arts and other community facilities in Caerphilly county borough".
He continued, "These works will help ensure that the building is fit for purpose for future generations to come and I am really looking forward to seeing the results of the works over the coming months".
The improvement works are being carried out into three phases:
- Phase 1 - Making the building weather-tight including a complete roof replacement. Cleaning and re-pointing the main facade and demolition of the Lesser Hall to improve vehicle access at the rear of the building.
- Phase 2 - Replace the seating in the main auditorium and redecorate the reception and theatre.
- Phase 3 - Replace fire doors and repair defective flooring. Provide showering facilities and improve changing rooms
While works are ongoing, Blackwood Miners' Institute remains very much open for business as usual. For a full programme of forthcoming events, please visit www.blackwoodminersinstitute.com or call the Box Office on 01495 227 206.
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