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Perth City Hall: Single bid made to save building

A single bid has been received to save Perth Concert Hall. Picture: Johnston Press

A single bid has been received to save Perth Concert Hall. Picture: Johnston Press

  • by FRANK URQUHART
 

PERTH and Kinross Council has received only one bid to save Perth City Hall - one of Scotland’s most iconic concert venues - from possible demolition, it was revealed today.

Last year the council’s plan to earmark the Edwardian B-listed building for destruction to make way for a central plaza as part of a drive to regenerate the city centre was put on hold following a massive storm of protest.

Prince Charles’ Regeneration Trust joined the Scottish Civic Trust and Save Britain’s Heritage to help save the 102-year-old city landmark from the wrecking ball.

The deadline for alternatives to the controversial demolition proposals to be submitted has now passed, and a spokesman for the council said today: “Perth and Kinross Council has received one bid in relation to the marketing for sale of Perth City Hall.”

The spokesman continued: “Some of the documentation for this bid was received late. However, in the absence of any other offer and to ensure every avenue is explored, the council will nonetheless put this bid through to the next stage in the process.

“This means that the bid will be examined by the council’s appointed agents, Jones Lang Lasalle, in terms of the assessment criteria. Jones Lang Lasalle will report to the council in due course.”

 

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