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SWH Build to transform Taunton Landmark

SWH Build is pleased to announce that work is due to commence on transforming part of Taunton’s landmark Market House into a 21st century visitor centre.

The existing Tourist Information Centre (TIC) will be moving into the historic building this summer – and changing its name to become Taunton Visitor Centre.

The centre will share the venue with new restaurant Wildwood and the aim is to have the doors open, ready to welcome visitors by mid-July this year, in time for the Taunton Live festival.

The relocation from the TIC next to Taunton’s main library in Paul Street will help attract even more people to the visitor centre where they will be able to access a wide range of services including travel and tickets plus friendly advice on where to go, where to stay and what to see.

Richard Towl, Build Manager for SWH Build, said, “SWH Build is delighted to have been appointed by Taunton Deane Borough Council to carry out the refurbishment works to Market House. We very much look forward to working within the busy trading community over the next few months, while delivering this exciting and prominent project.”

Andrew Hopkins, Taunton Deane Borough Council’s Business Development Specialist – Marketing and Tourist said, " We are looking forward to creating a modern Visitor Centre within one of our prime historical buildings and to showcase all that is great about Taunton".

The Market House is one of the county town’s most important historic buildings, having been built in 1772, particularly as it commands a strategic position in the town centre and is a true local landmark.


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