Carnegie House Feasibility Study

Bridgend Town Council are being supported by the Reach team to appoint a specialist consultant to undertake a feasibility study to determine how to maximise the usage of the building for the benefit of the local community, including the provision of arts, culture and heritage activities.

In 2013, Bridgend Town Council began planning to relocate its Council Chamber to a former public library building in Bridgend town centre.   Bridgend Town Council (BTC) acquired the freehold of  the Carnegie House building in Bridgend town centre through the BCBC CAT process in 2014. Carnegie House is a former public library and Grade II listed building.  The Community Asset Transfer from Bridgend

County Borough Council returned a civic building into public use and made a historical building relevant by providing a focal point for the arts and creative media in the area.

BTC vacated the premises on 4th April 2024 and are looking to explore options for the future use of the building for public benefit.  Prior to the pandemic the ground floor of the building was very well utilised with a vast array grant funded creative programmes with exhibitions, shows, workshops and training sessions. These programmes and associated audiences have dwindled following the pandemic.

Now that the upper floor is also available for public use, a feasibility study is needed to establish how the building can be put to best use within the confines of the agreed community uses, with consideration of the BCBC Town Centre Masterplan for this area.  The study will also include community consultation and stakeholder engagement, to include the businesses and users of Bridgend Town Centre.

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