Demolition work under way to prepare for Kettering's £3.9m GLaM project

The GLaM will open next year

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 3:33 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 3:36 pm

Preparatory began today (Wednesday) to make way for the start of Kettering s much-anticipated £3.9m GLaM project - an extension to the town's gallery, library and museum.Demolition experts were taking down a workshop outbuilding in the corner of North Northamptonshire Council's (NNC) Bowling Green Road offices to allow for plant equipment to manoeuvre on to the site.

In February, despite a hard-fought campaign, two large trees were felled to clear space for the works, with several others transplanted.

Shoppers and workers who use Kettering's London Road car park will have to be prepared to find an alternative place to park as the town centre GLaM project gets under way.

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Demolition of the council outbuilding started today (Wednesday)
Demolition of the council outbuilding started today (Wednesday)

NNC has warned users of the car park, that serves motorists accessing town centre facilites from the south, that its capacity will be reduced.

Three adjacent Grade II listed buildings in Sheep Street which are collectively labelled GLaM (Kettering Gallery, Library and Museum) will be renovated to create a ‘cultural anchor’ for north Northamptonshire.

The Alfred East Art Gallery and Kettering Library have been closed in preparation for the building work to begin.

An area of London Road car park has been sectioned off for a site compound