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Essential maintenance works at Bournemouth's grade II listed Pavilion awarded to SWH Build

SWH Build has been awarded the contract to carry out essential maintenance on Bournemouth’s Grade II listed Pavilion this autumn/winter.

Following a survey earlier in the year, the 1920s building, which has an Art Deco theatre and ballroom, cafes, bars, meeting rooms and performance studios, was found to need essential maintenance works. This will include stonework repairs and cleaning, repairs and relining of gutters, repairs to soffits and fascias and redecoration of windows and doors to the southern end of the building.

SWH Build, which has an office in Poole, was awarded the contract to carry out the repairs by Bournemouth Borough Council following a tender process.

Luke Trussler, Area Manager at SWH Build’s Poole office said: “We are delighted to have won the contract to refurbish this iconic building in the heart of Bournemouth. We already work across the south west and opened our Poole office in 2013 to strengthen our ties with the region. Our team is growing, along with our portfolio of work in the area, and we look forward to continuing this success.”

Lawrence Williams, Cabinet Member for Tourism, Leisure and the Arts said: “Bournemouth Pavilion is a well-loved venue offering a wide range of popular events throughout the year. We’re refurbishing the exterior to ensure it continues to give good service in the coming years.”

Paul Griffiths, Bournemouth Pavilion General Manager adds, “We host more than 350 events and performances each year which brings more than 200,000 local residents and visitors through our doors. We are working closely with the Council to maintain and preserve this wonderful public facility to ensure we continue to give a great first impression to support our fantastic art, culture, education and event programme.”

Work will commence this month and is scheduled for completion in early 2017. Bournemouth Pavilion will remain open during this period.

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