Following on from the South Square’s successful recent building refurbishment, we are pleased to have secured further funding to introduce secondary glazing for 97 sash windows, from Cooperative, National Lottery and Sir George Martin Trust. This is to be installed in November 2021 and will make our historic building more energy efficient and warmer for visitors and all our studio holders.
We will also be making significant improvements to South Square’s accessibility early next year. We are pleased to be working again with Dobson Construction to reconfigure the existing toilets to include an accessible toilet, family baby change and introduce an external stone ramp. We will also be bringing the main gallery downstairs and creating a new front entrance. This will mean that the café, bar, gallery and toilets are visible and accessible from South Square’s courtyard.
The access works have been made possible by Bradford Council’s Capital Access Fund and National Lottery Heritage Fund. Everyone at South Square would like to say a big thank you to National Lottery players and also to Yvonne Deane Associates for supporting us!