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14/01/2020

Tunbridge Wells Council Selects Firm For Major Project

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Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (TWBC) has awarded a £13 million contract to deliver a new landmark cultural and learning centre in the area.

Willmott Dixon Interiors will take on the plans to convert the council's Grade Two listed former library and museum in Tunbridge Wells into the new Amelia Scott building, named after the town's famous suffragist and social reformer.

TWBC is working with Kent County Council to integrate into one place a museum, art gallery, library, registrations, archives, adult education, tourist information and the Council's Customer Service team.

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Councillor Jane March, culture, leisure and economic development portfolio holder for TWBC and councillor Mike Hill, cabinet member for community and regulatory services for Kent County Council, said: "The Board is delighted that we have reached a very exciting point in the plans for the new Amelia Scott building. A lot of behind the scenes work has been taking place, and now we have the construction contract signed work can get underway."

Graham Shaw, managing director of Willmott Dixon Interiors, added: "We are looking forward to be working with Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. It's an exciting project that celebrates the legacy and history of Tunbridge Wells and we'll be utilising our skills as a UK specialist for refurbishing heritage buildings to ensure we create a modern space; one that brings the community together."

This project has been supported with funding by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England, with the redesigned space opening for residents and visitors to the borough to enjoy from 2022.

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