05:23PM, Thursday 15 March 2018
A ‘treasured facility’ has reopened in Windsor following an emergency refurbishment.
The Old Court, previously know as The Firestation, officially opened its doors again on Thursday, March 8.
Work at the arts centre in St Leonard’s Road included replacing lighting throughout the building as well as changes to flooring, stairs, walls and toilets.
Martin Denny, director of the venue, said: “We are very excited to return to the refurbished Old Court, and to have restarted our programme of events.
“The work which has taken place in two months has been enormous, and while most of it will be unseen there are significant changes to flooring, stairs, toilets and walls which will make the building even more welcoming.”
The council-owned centre was taken over by Martin Denny Management Ltd in October after the Royal Borough put the venue’s contract out to tender.
Cllr Samantha Rayner (Con, Eton Wick), cabinet member for culture and communities, said: “The Old Court is part of the heritage of the town and it’s important we maintain it for future generations.
“Martin Denny, his team and the Windsor and Eton Brewery have done an excellent job since they took over the management of the venue and I look forward to enjoying the wide variety of performances they have lined up.
“The Old Court is an outstanding venue and I’m glad the council-funded refurbishment will help keep this treasured facility running.”
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