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Amersham Market Hall modernisation plans to be reconsidered
PLANS to install a lift at a iconic Listed building are being looked at again.
The proposals to modernise the Market Hall in Old Amersham were originally made two years ago, but nothing ever came of it.
They are now back on the agenda and a feasibility study into the plans is being carried out by the town council.
When the plans were first put forward by the Amersham Society in 2010 it was estimated the project could cost in the region of £45,000.
The 17th century building is owned by Amersham Town Council, who are looking for examples of similar projects that have been successful elsewhere in the country before deciding whether to go ahead with the proposals.
Town clerk Janet Wheeler told the Bucks Free Press some visitors to the Market Hall had difficulty getting up the stairs as they are very steep.
She said: "We have a duty to explore every possibility of making these old buildings accessible to the disabled."
Mrs Wheeler added there were other possible benefits to having a lift installed, such as potentially holding weddings in the Market Hall.
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