The project to improve the Assembly Rooms, which were built in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, is at an early stage and is subject to external funding being in place to allow it to go ahead.
The council is working very closely with groups which use the Assembly Rooms, customers and the neighbouring Tamworth Library and will be consulting them on the plans.
Members of Tamworth Borough Council were given a sneak preview of the plans this week. Cllr Steve Claymore, Cabinet member for Economic Development and Enterprise, said, “These are very exciting plans for the future of Tamworth Assembly Rooms and we have given them our support in principle to take them forward.
“The development will support the town centre and help to support existing town centre businesses to generate growth and jobs in the local economy. There is still much work to be done and any development of Tamworth Assembly Rooms and the creation of a cultural quarter is still some way off.”