Cinema plans a step closer

Reporter: Lucy Kenderdine
Date published: 28 February 2014

Oldham Cabinet

THE development of the Old Town Hall restaurant and cinema plan was given a boost as cabinet members agreed works needed to advance the project.

Work at the former Oldham Town Hall will now accelerate, with the installation of a permanent roof, building work, support foundations and external stonework cleaning and repairs.

Council leader Jim McMahon said: “Some people may call into question the spending on capital projects such as the town hall at this time and think it is a risk.

“We could wait around for someone else to do it, but we would be waiting for a long time. We are getting Oldham off the list of large towns without a cinema and showing our ambitions. The building has huge historical value to Oldham.”

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