Maesteg Town Hall Re-development
Leading on the re-development of Maesteg Town Hall, Bridgend County Borough Council is working in collaboration with Awen Cultural Trust, Knox and Wells Ltd, Purcell architects and Mace Ltd to bring to fruition one of the biggest investments in Maesteg in decades.
Built in 1881, Maesteg Town Hall is the social heart of the Maesteg community as well as an architecturally important building – telling compelling stories of the working and cultural history of its valley, and of industrial South Wales more generally. However, significant improvements were required in order to safeguard this building for future generations.
Its redevelopment, will see the Grade-II listed building restored back to its former glory and extended on one side (Talbot Street) with a new glass atrium, studio theatre and cinema space, a café and mezzanine bar, along with a modern library. It will be transformed to into a sustainable and accessible building; socially, economically, environmentally and physically.
Work is currently ongoing on this c£8million redevelopment project, with the project team ensuring that the Grade II listed building retains its original features as well as adding some modern well considered enhancements.
The project is being funded by the local authority, European Regional Development Fund, Welsh Government, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Awen Cultural Trust, Maesteg Town Council, the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Davies Trust.