Redesigns have today been approved for the redevelopment of Wolverhampton’s Civic and Wulfrun Halls.
Following an investigation into the viability of the original design, it was found that the load-bearing capacity of the existing steel structure was less than first estimated.
Hopes that the Civic Hall would be able to introduce a 600+ capacity balcony have now been quashed, but only slightly, as the new confirmed balcony will look to seat around 500 people.
The Wulfrun Hall will be home to a brand new balcony which is believed to house between 200 and 250 people, while the Civic Hall’s original balcony will also be moving from its current U-shape design to the back of the venue instead.
It’s thought that the capacity across the two venues will increase to around 5,000 in total, with the Civic Hall increasing to just over 3,500 and the Wulfrun Hall increasing to around 1,500.
The Civic Hall is currently closed for refurbishment until October 8th, with the Wulfrun due to re-open shortly after, on October 22nd.
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