Pater Hall Opens it's Doors

 

 

 

An historic Pembroke Dock community hall has reopened after a major refurbishment.

 

Pater Hall reopened earlier this month to host the town’s successful Battle of the Atlantic Weekend.

 

The event was apt given that the hall itself rose from the ashes of the second world war following the bombing of the original 19th century Temperance Hall on the site. Pater Hall continued the old hall’s function as a community centre for meetings, entertainment and dances. Over recent years however the community hub has become tired and in need of a make over.

 

Pembrokeshire County Council helped the Pater Hall Trust, whom lease the building, to access EU funding for the development.

 

Work started in January 2013 and was completed this May.

 

The hall now boasts a new box office, refurbished toilet facilities and a  bar/servery on the ground floor. Upstairs there is a new kitchen and a control room – to house lighting and sound controls for the main stage. The hall also has a new ramped entrance.

 

The refurbishment scheme was funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and is part of a 3.2 million EU-backed scheme to revitalise and restore the rich heritage of Pembroke and Pembroke Dock.

Councillor David Pugh, Pembrokeshire County Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration said Pater Hall was part of the rich historic fabric of Pembroke Dock but needed to be upgraded to meet the needs of 21st century.

 

“This project has been a great example of partnership working between ourselves in the County Council, the Pater Hall Trust, Pembroke Design Ltd and HM Building Services,” he said

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For detail of events and activities at your Pater Hall, photos of the refurbishment project and information of how to book the Pater Hall visit www.paterhall.org.uk  or ‘like us’ on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PaterHallPembrokeDock   . Please keep a look out for the official opening function due to take place soon.

 

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Picture: The Pater Hall Trust accept handover of the building from the contractor.

(Pictured Andrew Johnstone, Trustee/Project co-ordinator County Councillor David Pugh, Jan-paul Rees Project Foreman Mark Thompson Contractor and Carl Bentley Pembroke Design Project architects.)

 

  

 

For further information contact Ceri Jones, Assistant Press and Public Relations Officer on 01437 775855. The Council’s press releases are also available on the Authority’s website: www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk