The completion of significant restoration work at The Moot Hall, in Keswick town centre, marks the re-opening of an exclusive workspace for local businesses, community groups and artists.
The eye-catching building, which in its current form dates back to 1813, required major construction work to its renowned clock tower in 2017, creating an opportunity to develop a new community room on the first floor.
Based on the ground floor of the Grade II listed building is the hugely popular Lake District National Park visitor information centre which welcomes more than 300,000 visitors each year. Not only will local businesses using the space benefit from a central location and lots of passing customers, but all proceeds made through hiring the space will be put straight into caring for the Lake District National Park.
Andy McGirl, Retail and Commercial Development Manager at Lake District National Park, said: “We’re delighted that The Moot Hall is once again restored to its former glory. It’s an adored building that is so appreciated by local residents, and the huge number of visitors who pass through the doors every year.
“The first floor space offers an exciting opportunity for locals to be based in the heart of the town. As well as being available for hire as a meeting room and exhibition space, we are also offering reduced rates for community groups so that it will continue to serve as a hub for local people to enjoy.”
In particular, due to the popularity of the location and the layout of the space available, local artists are said to be keen to use the room as an exhibition space.
Local artist, Pat Cramer, said: “The community room is an excellent space for an exhibition of paintings or photographs with good lighting, and display screens and hanging equipment provided.”
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Photo shows the iconic The Moot Hall which is home to the Lake District National Park visitor information centre and new working space in Keswick.
Photo shows the community room at The Moot Hall being used as an exhibition space by local artist Pat Cramer.