December 2019 - The Corn Exchange’s ornate Church Street façade
December 2019 - Close up of the building’s wooden frame taken from the new viewing balcony
June 2019 – The beautiful Corn Exchange windows
Oct 2018 - The beautiful Corn Exchange windows have been repaired and restructured, are being installed, meaning you will be able to view the Corn Exchange through these from the new Gallery.
Jul 2018 - The balcony at the north end of the Corn Exchange is making progress, with the essential structure in place and being boarded out.
May 2018 - Paint has been completely stripped from the roof, revealing the beautiful heritage features, and new paneling on the sides of the Corn Exchange are being installed.
Mar 2018 - Repairs and restoration of the historic features and roof a well underway, with paint painstakingly being stripped from the roof with 4 workers using hand tools to do so.
Jan 2018 - All under-floor areas are structurally complete including backstage access areas, storage and retractable seating, meaning more space and more variety of shows.
Nov 2017 - All concrete flooring is now in place, and steel foundations for the fixed balcony have been installed.
Sep 2017 - Concrete slabs have started to be laid down for the flooring.
Jul 2017 - Work continues on the underfloor areas, including backstage access and storage areas.
Jun 2017 - Work continues on the demolition to prepare for the new under-floor storage and flooring.
May 2017 - The builders have started work on the demolition phase, clearing and excavating the the floor to prepare for the new storage and seating spaces.
Mar 2017 - Corn Exchange strip-out continues with removal of all furnishings including light fixtures, wall panels and flooring.
Jan 2017 - Work begins to strip the Corn Exchange of all equipment, furnishings and technical lighting to prepare for the building works to begin.
Photography by Carlotta Luke