A historic Stroud community hall has a clear outlook for the future, thanks to a grant from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust.
The windows in Lansdown Hall, which is owned by Stroud Town Council, have been restored.
A £10,000 grant from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust has enabled the Town Council to complete the restoration work.
The existing glass in the large windows was prone to cracking and breaking because of the movement of the building’s stone window frames.
Nick Hurst of Apple Design came up with a solution and Dave Lush of DLS Church Windows Ltd has created and installed bespoke stainless steel window frames.
They sit discreetly within the original stone windows and allow the hall to be double glazed whilst adding strength and stability to the stone surrounds.
The work, which was started last year, has now been completed.
“We wanted elegant and warm bespoke windows which would do justice to our historic hall and thanks to the fine work of DLS Church Windows and the grant from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust we have been able to achieve just that,” said Stroud Town Mayor Kevin Cranston.
DLS Church Windows Ltd, is an expert in its field and has worked on windows in Gloucester, Lichfield, Derby and Coventry Cathedrals.
The Town Council bought Lansdown Hall in 2010 to save it from closure. It is run by a charitable trust and provides a community space for the town.
The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust provides grants from funds generated by the Landfill Communities Fund provided by Cory Environmental (Gloucestershire) Ltd, which owns and manages waste management operations in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Cirencester.
For more information about grant eligibility and the work of the Trust, please visit www.ge-trust.org.uk