Published: 17th Jan 2020

Plans were approved yesterday (January 16) for a full restoration of Manchester Town Hall. The plans include restoration to the doors, windows and roof, improved accessibility, improved lighting and heating, and the creation of a designated visitor centre. The plans also include secured protective measures to ensure that the heritage of the building is protected. According to the council, the project is already providing employment and training opportunities for local people, including a group of 15 apprentices. Cllr Nigel Murphy, deputy leader of Manchester City Council, said: ‘Approval for our plans to secure the long-term future of Manchester’s civic centrepiece is a great milestone in the progress of this hugely complex, once-in-a-lifetime project. ‘The detail and care which has gone into the work so far cannot be overstated and while there is much more to do, we’re excited to take another step forward in the journey towards the Town Hall … (To read the full article, subscribe below)