The Hall is a listed building and therefore all work has to be carried out with the approval of the Conservation Officer to a standard which reflects this. This inevitably requires additional expenditure compared to what would be necessary for ordinary buildings. An example has to be set for conservation values if ordinary residents are expected to comply with the Article 4(2) Direction.
Key work needed is:-
Restoration of the hall rooflights which have leaked on occasion and could, if properly restored, be made to open and provide additional ventilation.
Roof repairs, including replacement of the cast iron guttering.
Replacement of the parquet floor in the lower hall.
Making good failing brickwork and render.
Rebuilding failing walls and pathways.
Sorting out the extensive damp problem on the North Gate side of the hall resulting from the filling in of the bank and the bricking up of the external windows to the skittle alley.