Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Hull firm works on major remodelling of Bridlington Town Hall

Contractors Houlton of Hull have been entrusted with work on a year-long £3m remodelling and upgrading of Bridlington Town Hall.

This major project, funded in the main by the council, will transform the internal layout of the 1931 Grade Two listed building and make it more efficient, with better designed office and public service areas.

Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for strategic asset management, housing and environment, said: “This exciting development is very much in line with The Bridlington Renaissance Area Action Plan. I am delighted that it will maintain a council presence in the very heart of Bridlington, and retain employment opportunities for both council and DWP staff.”

The alterations will create more open-plan areas, and so create a better experience for both staff and public. The Customer Service Centre will be transformed and remodelled to provide a centre that is modern and up to date, with self-service and assisted digital facilities for those customers who are able to use them, whilst also retaining a face to face service for customers with the most complex needs. The Registrar’s Office will also remain on the ground floor, offering the same services but in much improved surroundings.

Over half of the ground floor will be occupied by the Department for Work and Pensions, including the Bridlington Job Centre. Relocating from the adjacent Crown Building, the new DWP facilities will complement the Customer Service Centre and provide two essential public services in the same building.

On completion, the work will release the adjacent Crown Building, which is owned by the council. It was previously occupied by a range of central government agencies, but will be empty after the relocation of the DWP. The council is therefore examining potential uses for the building, either for re-use or by redevelopment.

Funding of £100,000 towards the total project cost has come from the government’s ‘One Public Estate’ programme, which supports projects that result in reduced costs and release property assets from the better use of public buildings.

The existing building was awarded its Grade Two listed status in 1989. The alterations are designed to be fully sympathetic with the look and feel of the building, and the new open plan layout will emphasise the sweep of the Imperial Staircase that leads to the Council Chamber and first floor offices.

The upper floor of the building will continue to be occupied by staff from the council’s housing, transportation and public protection team; Bridlington Regeneration team; revenues and benefits team; and building control.

The works are being phased to ensure that council services can continue to operate from the building during the works. The final phase will be the relocation of the DWP facilities.

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