Wednesday, 10 October 2012

News - Restoration go-ahead (Worksop)

THE FUTURE of one of Worksop’s most historic and prestigious buildings has been secured after the council agreed £265,000 funds.

The former Worksop Library, on Memorial Avenue, has already been taken over by the Aurora Wellbeing cancer charity, with the aim of developing a specialist treatment centre.

But much more money needs to be raised to realise the project’s full potential of bringing the art deco building back to life.

Now, Bassetlaw Council has finalised its commitment to the Aurora project, pledging £235,000 to upgrade the building and £30,000 for vital electrical repair works.

Aurora will now forge ahead with an internal refit and meet the running costs once they are ready to move in.

The transformation into the ‘Aurora Wellbeing Centre’ will see a tea room, clothes emporium, gentle gym and therapy suite created.

“Everyone involved with Aurora is so grateful for the generosity of the council and we hope to continue working with the Bassetlaw community,” said trustee Jackie Simpkin.

“We are also honoured to have been given guardianship of such a lovely building which the people of Bassetlaw hold dear to their hearts. Now we can forge ahead.”

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