Visitors view venue before major revamp

Members of the public looking at the plans.
Members of the public looking at the plans.

Visitors to Pocklington Arts Centre were recently given an opportunity to view the venue’s first floor, which is set to undergo a £475,000 refurbishment.

During the open morning, 3D plans were on display with members of the venue’s management team and town council on hand to show people round the building and to answer any questions regarding the project.

Murray Roberts, Gemma Hayes-Logan and Mike Smith with arts centre manager Janet Farmer.

Murray Roberts, Gemma Hayes-Logan and Mike Smith with arts centre manager Janet Farmer.

Janet Farmer, manager at the arts centre, said: “The open morning attracted over 40 local residents who gained a real insight into the forthcoming changes to the building. I am delighted that the plans were greeted with much support and enthusiasm.

“It was a useful exercise in offering Pocklington residents the opportunity to see the poor condition of the space at present and to show them our aspirations for the future.”

The project, which is due to start next month, is being funded via a £354,000 grant from Arts Council England in addition to funding from Pocklington Town Council, Pocklington Arts Centre and the Friends of Pocklington Arts Centre.

The scheme will see presently derelict rooms on the first floor of the building brought back into use.