After seven years in the planning, Hall For Cornwall (HFC) closed on June 2 for two years for a £20m rebuild towards an ambitious vision ‘to become a significant leader in the staging and production of performing arts, alongside being a catalyst for the next generation of theatre goers and creators’. Hall For Cornwall occupies an important Grade II* listed heritage building built in 1846. Originally it housed the market place and civic rooms and was home to the stannary parliament and courts and has always had both municpal and social prominence in Truro and the surrounding community.
The theatre in Truro has secured a £2m investment from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the last piece of public funding required to deliver a £20m rebuild of its venue which will bring jobs, economic growth and world-class culture to Cornwall.
The exciting project will see the auditorium increase to 1,354 seats (it currently has 965), enabling HFC to attract top West End productions, promote local talent and revitalize the night-time economy of Truro.
This flagship scheme for Truro, as well as for Cornwall as a whole, is being undertaken by the local office of Kier Construction.
Allium is delighted to have secured the refurbishment and demolition asbestos survey and additionally, through one of our approved sub-contractors, we have also undertaken the resultant asbestos removal works, enabling the safe progression of the soft-strip and demolition works.
We were on-site for 10 days in June 2018, completing the survey as an initial operation once the Hall had closed. This was followed immediately by the asbestos removal works.