Stockton Town Hall has been wrapped in plastic sheeting for months, hiding the Grade II* Listed building from public view. This has left many people wondering what is happening under the wrap.
The covering is part of Stockton Town Hall’s major refurbishment which is reaching the final stages, with work expected to be completed in the coming months. The multi-million pound project has involved a number of repairs and improvements to the building, including:
- Roof replacement: The existing roof is being replaced with a new one, which will include new rainwater outlets and ventilation systems.
- Chimney and gutter repairs: The chimneys and gutters have been inspected and repaired as required.
- Floodlight installation: A new floodlight system has been installed to illuminate the building at night.
- Tower repairs: The lead sheeting on the tower has been replaced and the spire structure has been repaired.
- Cupola repairs: The balustrade on the cupolahas been repaired.
- Council Chambers repairs: The plaster ceiling and cornicing in the Council Chambers has been repaired.
In addition to these specific repairs, the refurbishment has also involved a number of general improvements to the building, such as painting and repointing.
The refurbishment of Stockton Town Hall is a major investment in the town’s heritage and future. The work has ensured that the building is preserved for future generations and that it can continue to be used as a community space.
Here are some more details about some of the specific repairs and improvements that have taken place:
- The new roof is be made of a durable material that is resistant to the elements. It has also been insulated to improve the energy efficiency of the building.
- The new floodlight system will be more energy-efficient than the existing system and will produce less light pollution.
- The lead sheeting on the tower has been replaced to prevent leaks and to protect the underlying structure.
- The balustrade on the cupola has been repaired to ensure that it is safe and secure.
- The plaster ceiling and cornicing in the Council Chambers has been repaired to restore the original beauty.
The refurbishment of Stockton Town Hall is an exciting project that will benefit the town for many years to come.