First look at Clarence Hall Plans

Posted: 27th February 2019

Here are the first architect’s impressions of how The Clarence Hall could look in the future.

Trustees of Hall have approved a major project to refurbish the building and turn it into “the biggest and finest event venue in Crickhowell.”

The plans were presented to them, and The Clarence Hall’s new President, Dame Shân Legge-Bourke, at a special meeting this week.

The meeting was led by Chairman, Dean Christy, who said: “This is the beginning of an incredibly exciting new era for The Clarence Hall and Crickhowell which will see the building turned into a fantastic event venue. The rejuvenated Clarence Hall which will continue to serve the community as it has done for generations but it will also attract events which will bring people into town, so they can spend money in local shops and businesses.”

The scheme includes hundreds of thousands of pounds of work to repair the fabric of the historic building which, the trustees say, has deteriorated over time and is in need of major repairs. The building would also get a new “Grand Entrance” making it fully accessible to people with disabilities for the first time.

The detail of the scheme will be unveiled to the public next week and an open day will be held at The Clarence Hall between 12pm and 4pm on Sunday, March 10th.

The plans will then be submitted to Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.

After that, a major fundraising campaign will be launched and applications made to funding bodies like the National Lottery.

A closer look at the new Grand Entrance.

Some of the Trustees are joined by the new President, Dame Shân Legge-Bourke, to examine the plans. L-R Ann Chamberlain, Dame Shân, John Morris, Dean Christy (Chair), Susie Keylock, Orinda Williams. Picture by Tim Jones.