We’re so excited work has started on the Anstice at last. The front porch is being repaired and the building will close at the end of December for complete refurbishment.
Building work will take up to 9 months. There will be a new home for Madeley Library, a community cafe and some commercial units on the ground floor. Upstairs the Ballroom and bar will be redecorated, and the loos refurbished. Most importantly there will be a lift and full disabled access to the whole building; so everyone can enjoy events in the Ballroom. Take a look at the plans below.
All this work will cost over £1M. Madeley Council who own the building have invested existing funds, have managed to secure cash from Telford and Wrekin and will take out a Public Works loan. ACT are supporting with community fundraising and Big Lottery bids, but we all need to keep raising funds to give the outside of the building a much needed face lift and make sure everything internally is ready to make The Anstice a success.
Watch this space – We’re already planning our Peaky Blinders reopening on the 12th October 2019
See images below:-
- Proposed Ground Floor Option
- Proposed First Floor Option
- Proposed Left Elevation
- Proposed Rear Elevation
These plans can also be found at: www.madeleytowncouncil.gov.uk/communities/the-anstice
On display at the Anstice, which is open on Wednesday mornings and also at Jubilee House reception.