East Staffordshire Borough Council is pleased to announce that work is due to start to repair and enhance the historic Town Hall Building in Burton upon Trent.

Burton on Trent Town Hall

Burton on Trent Town Hall (Photo credit: InBurton)

The Town Hall is a Grade II listed Building of Victorian design. It was designed by Reginald Churchill and built by Thomas Lowe and Sons in 1881 to be presented  as  a  gift  to  the  town  by  Michael  Thomas  Bass.  The original building extended from the clock tower to Rangemore Street, with further additions in 1888 and 1891.   The building was then presented to the Town for municipal purposes with formal title passing to the Borough in December 1892.

As part of the Council’s rolling capital programme, works are scheduled to repair and enhance the Town Hall.  The first phase of this programme, initially to the principal facade, is due to commence in late August through to completion early in the new-year. These works will repair and improve the stone and brick work, as well as ensure essential maintenance of the rainwater pipes, windows, and tiled roofs.  The Council has been able to meet the costs of these works from resources set aside following the sale of the Midland Grain Warehouse.

Councillor Liz Staples, Deputy Leader for Corporate Services, said: “The Council is delighted that we are able to undertake this work in order to ensure that the Borough’s heritage is maintained for future generations”.