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West Bromwich town hall could be a top concert venue

Councillors are considering ambitious plans to convert West Bromwich’s historic town hall into a top entertainment venue.

Deputy council leader Councillor Mahboob Hussain said:

The town hall in West Bromwich is being looked at to receive millions of pounds investment to make it into an arena for comedians and various other shows.

The West Bromwich Express and Star reported that council chiefs want to turn the High Street building into a venue to rival Wolverhampton Civic Hall. Under the plans, millions of pounds would be spent on installing music and lighting systems.

“We are looking at one avenue of it being run by the private sector, not by the council,” added Hussain.

A decision will be made in the next three to four weeks, with a view to moving the scheme forward by October 2013. The Grade II-listed West Bromwich Town Hall dates back to 1874.