Cumbria

Carlisle Old Town Hall to undergo £500,000 repairs

Old Town Hall, Carlisle Image copyright Paul Walker
Image caption The project has been funded by the council and English Heritage

A Grade I listed town hall in Cumbria is to undergo nearly £500,000 of repairs.

The £490,200 project will mend the roof, walls and windows of The Old Town Hall in Carlisle.

The two-storey building, which is owned by Carlisle City Council, was built in 1717.

Councillor Anne Quilter says the repair works are necessary as the building is the "central focus" of the city's "historic attractions".

The project will also include plaster and timber repairs, new carpets and decoration.

The tourist information centre, which is on the first floor of the building, will be temporarily relocated to Carlisle Cathedral, on Castle Street, until April 2013.

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