The programme of works that will give St George's Hall in Bradford a new lease of life are underway.
The contractor, Henry Boot, has been carrying out enabling works since June.
The £8.5m project will include the restoration of the sandstone exterior of the Lockwood and Mawson-designed building. Listed building consent has been granted for the refurbishment of the auditorium which will enhance the seating area of the theatre.
Leader of Bradford Council Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe said:
"St George's Hall is an pre-eminent heritage building for Bradford district and this restoration will ensure that it will be brought up to standard as a top class venue for all our residents and visitors to enjoy for decades to come. No significant refurbishment work has been carried out on the building since 1983 so I am looking forward to seeing it restored to its former glory."
Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council's Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Culture, said:
"It is great to see work progressing on this beautiful building. A refurbished St George's Hall will add to our cultural offer with other local businesses such as restaurants and hotels benefiting from a boost in visitors."
We will continue to give updates about how the work progresses at St George’s Hall via our website and other digital communication channels.