Willmott Dixon Interiors to deliver refurbishment for £38m Civic Halls project
Willmott Dixon Interiors will be strengthening its track-record for renewing important landmark buildings after being named preferred delivery partner to refurbish Wolverhampton’s Civic Halls.
Phase two of the £38m project will see the iconic Grade II-listed building – affectionately-known as Wolves Civic – transformed into a world-class venue. Willmott Dixon Interiors is set to be awarded the job of delivering the remainder of the scheme that will make the major changes to the Civic Hall and Wulfrun Hall and keep the venue on track to reopen in autumn 2021.
Planning approval on the detailed design of the building has also been approved. City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, Councillor Harman Banger, said: “After carrying out due diligence we are delighted to have chosen one of the country’s leading constructors, Willmott Dixon, to keep the works on time and on budget. This is now an exciting time in the project when we will begin to see real changes to the Civic Halls.
“The halls have been around since 1938 and are an important part of our visitor economy – providing jobs and generating millions of pounds every year by staging nationally acclaimed shows. As part of our regeneration plans for the city we recognised the Grade II listed building is in need of refurbishment, as well as improvement to ensure it remains a thriving venue to be proud of for decades to come.
“The works will make the halls a world-class venue, enabling them to attract significantly more popular and prestigious entertainment acts, while retaining the current characteristics that make them popular with performers, producers and audiences.”