18th September 2019: BAART HARRIES NEWALL ARCHITECTS (BHN) have been appointed to the project.
UPDATE: 13th September2019
3 Architects bid for the contract and they were interviewed yesterday. We selected one, I will advise which one after the documentation has been completed and they have been formally advised.
Mid August 2019:
A press release has been issued regarding the possible relocation of the Museum. We hope this will be the first post put on the website and also on our Facebook. As we progress further information will be put on Facebook and the Website.
Tenbury Wells Museum & History Group
Exciting plans in the pipeline for Tenbury Museum
Following a number of years considering the future for Tenbury Museum plans are beginning to develop for an exciting future in a new town centre location.
The Tenbury Museum and History Group Trustees have been in discussion with Tesco regarding the Old Fire Station building at the entrance to the town. Agreement has now been reached in principle to a long lease, subject to securing planning permission and funding to undertake the necessary capital works to renovate and convert the building into a Museum and Local History Resource Centre.
Liz Finlay, Chair of the Trustees said, “This is a really exciting time for the Museum and History Group. A Condition Survey on the Old Fire Station building has been completed so our next task is to appoint architects to help us draw up the designs for the conversion so that we can apply for planning permission.
We will then need to raise the necessary funding to undertake the work. It has been a long held aspiration for the Museum to move to a central location and more suitable premises. We hope the Old Fire Station will enable us to achieve our ambitions for the museum and the town.”
The Museum and History Group has recently secured an Awards for All grant from the National Lottery towards the costs of the architect fees.
Liz said, “Once we’ve appointed architects we’ll be organising opportunities for local people to find out more about the project. If anyone would like to get involved in the project or as a volunteer at the Museum please get in touch via the volunteer page on our website, we are always looking for more people to join us.”
You can find out more about the Museum at https://www.tenburymuseum.org.uk/
Photo shows: Tenbury Wells Museum & History Group Trustees outside The Old Fire Station
l-r Tracey Morris; Liz Finlay; David Patrick; Phil Rees; Mike Thompson; Monica Rees