Work on the refurbishment of Lanark Memorial Hall is forging ahead, according to South Lanarkshire Council

Extensive internal work is being carried out with the £5.3 million refurbishment completed by next summer

Although it might not look so to the untrained eye, work on the £5.3m refurbishment of Lanark Memorial Hall is forging ahead.

So says South Lanarkshire Council in its latest update on the massive facelift which should see the 1926 building reopen as a state-of-the-art community centre in the summer of 2012.

Folk passing the building, closed in 2008, might be forgiven for thinking that nothing has happened since last year’s demolition of the adjoining Cargill Club, to be replaced within the `new’ building.

However, a council spokeswoman told the Gazette this week: “Although not visible to the public eye, extensive internal work by contractors Mansell Construction Services Ltd began in March and is progressing very well indeed.”

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