New Year brings new facilities for Pater Hall

Work is to start on the EU-backed renovation and refurbishment of the Pater Hall in Pembroke Dock early in the New Year.   

The Pater Hall is to have a new box office in the lobby with refurbished toilet facilities, improved access and new toilets for disabled people, and a new kitchen to serve the main hall.

The project is a partnership between the Pater Hall Trust and Pembrokeshire County Council.

Councillor David Pugh, Cabinet Member for Economy, Tourism and Communities, said he was delighted with the plan.

"This will secure the future of this important community building, and open up new opportunities for Pembroke Dock," he said.

Construction work at the Pater Hall is due to start shortly following the appointment of HM Building Services Ltd and is expected to be completed by May 2013. The appointed architects are Pembroke Design Ltd.

The project is part of Pembrokeshire County Council's Haven Towns Regeneration scheme.

The scheme aims to boost the commercial competitiveness of Pembroke and Pembroke Dock by making the towns more attractive for investors, shoppers and visitors.

It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and is part of a 3.2m EU-backed scheme to revitalise and restore the rich heritage of the two towns.

For regular project updates, go online at www.paterhall.org.uk