Work has started on the Anstice at last. The building is now closed at least until October for complete refurbishment.
The builders are taking care to preserve as many of the Anstice’s original features as possible. 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, secured cash from Telford and Wrekin Council and will take out a Public Works loan. ACT are supporting with community fundraising and successful National Lottery Community Fund 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!
- Proposed Ground Floor Option
- Proposed First Floor Option
- Proposed Left Elevation
- Proposed Rear Elevation
These plans can also be found in our temporary office in Madeley Library, on display at Jubilee House reception and at: www.madeleytowncouncil.gov.uk/communities/the-anstice