Old town hall set to enter digital era
Aldershot’s old town hall is set to be transformed into a hub for fledgling companies in the digital and computer games sector.
Rushmoor Borough Council has taken a lease on the Grade II listed building in Grosvenor Road from The Rock and Pop Foundation, which has its headquarters in the neighbouring building.
The council will now work with Guildford-based Rocketdesk to set up and run the hub for digital start-up companies. Contractors Beam Construction will start on transforming the old town hall in March, with the new hub due to be up and running by early summer.
The council aims to support the growth and development of digital and gaming businesses based in and around Aldershot.
Councillor Martin Tennant, Rushmoor Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Major Projects and Property, said: “Aldershot is becoming increasingly popular as a base for digital and computer gaming companies, and this is something we want to encourage, as it fits well with the town. We are delighted to be working with Rocketdesk, which will also strengthen links between Aldershot and Guildford.
“More widely, this means that the old town hall, which we know is a much-loved building, will be refurbished to a high standard and enjoy a new and long lease of life.”