Maesteg Town Hall redevelopment reaches crucial stage

Residents and visitors to Maesteg are being advised of potential disruption as the £8m redevelopment of the town’s historic hall reaches a crucial stage.

The next four weeks will see heightened activity at the site on Talbot Street as pre-cast concrete and steel frames are delivered and constructed for the project.

A crane will be in place to facilitate the works for the four-week period between the town hall and the town council offices.

Janine Nightingale, Bridgend County Borough Council’s Corporate Director for Communities, said: “Contractors Knox and Wells will ensure disruption is limited as much as possible while undertaking this carefully planned sequence of delivery and construction with their sub-contractors.

“However, due to the tight site access and surrounding area constraints, some disruption is unavoidable.”

The redevelopment of Maesteg Town Hall will see the Grade-II listed building restored back to its former glory and extended on one side with a new glass atrium, studio theatre and cinema space, a café and mezzanine bar, and a modern library.

Bridgend County Borough Council is working in partnership with Awen Cultural Trust and a number of key funders on the project which is one of the biggest investments in Maesteg in decades.

The project is being funded by the local authority, Welsh Government’s regeneration funding and Transforming Towns Placemaking, the Valleys Task Force, the European Regional Development Fund, Awen Cultural Trust, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Maesteg Town Council, the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Davies Trust.

You can follow the progress of the re-development on the Maesteg Town Hall website or Facebook page. (Image credit: Maesteg Town Hall Website, shared for information purposes)