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Restoration work at Birmingham Town Hall

The Beatles and many other famous stars have performed there but for several years Birmingham Town Hall has been empty. Now Wates Construction is restoring this beautiful building to its former glory.

As part of National Construction Week 2004, Wates opened up their site to a group of students from King’s Heath Boys’ School. This unique opportunity allowed students to see inside the historic building and gain an insight into the wide variety of career opportunities that the construction industry has to offer.

Some students were amazed to see stonemasons at work, commenting that they had only considered construction in terms of new buildings.

Historic features of the Town Hall are being restored. This includes such works as dismantling the two existing concrete balconies which were added in the 1920's and the re-construction of a single building, original part of the 1830 construction.

Paul Greaves, Wates Construction Project Manager, offers a marvellous opportunity to show visiting schools the exciting and diverse job opportunities available to students, if they pursue a career in the construction industry.

When completed the Town Hall will seat an audience of 960 and will be a prime entertainment venue for catering for a broader spectrum of potential end users.
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