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£5.35m Memorial Hall refurbishment is good news for the whole community

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Lanark Memorial Hall
Lanark Memorial Hall

A project involving the sensitive restoration, refurbishment and extension of the Grade B Listed Lanark Memorial Hall in Lanark is progressing well

The project is being carried out for South Lanarkshire Council by Mansell Construction Services Limited.

The repairs to the building are creating work for a variety of skilled workers who are carrying out isolated stonework repairs; re-roofing; window refurbishment, flooring replacement; internal redecoration; replacing the heating and ventilation system; improving performance and catering facilities and making improvements to the war memorial access.

Work is scheduled to be completed on the Grade B listed building by Spring 2012 when it will provide: a new and accessible entrance; a multipurpose facility which can accommodate a wide variety of community activities; an events venue with the potential to attract nationally profiled performance arts; an attractive venue for functions with catering and bar facilities; easy access to all areas of the complex for disabled persons and re-provisioning of the Cargill Club accommodation.

Mansell Construction’s Regional Director, Callum Leslie, said: “We were delighted to have been appointed as the main contractor for the Lanark Memorial Hall refurbishment and extension. We are very pleased to be working with South Lanarkshire Council on such an important community project.”

Councillor Hamish Stewart, Deputy Chair of Community Resources Committee commented: “South Lanarkshire Council, together with Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Scotland has fully funded the refurbishment of this significant Grade B listed building.  I am sure the people of Lanark will be delighted with this marvelous facility which will give Lanark an excellent arts venue to accommodate the cultural life of the town and surrounding area and will make full use of all it has to offer.”

“I am delighted on behalf of our members that work is about to start on the new Cargill House Club.” said Club Chairman Kevan Carty. “The new building will provide a superb venue for club members and also for the use of other organisations in our town. Better access for the disabled will be a great bonus to those using the club.  As a result of close co-operation with South Lanarkshire Council, the club will be able to offer an excellent service to both members and non members alike.”

Fiona Hyslop, Minister for Culture and External Affairs, said: “Lanark Memorial Hall has an important place in the community since its creation. It began as a tribute to the memory of 232 Lanark men who lost their lives in WW1 and these repairs will see it continue as a cultural venue for generations to come.”

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