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Guildhall closes for a year 05.12.11

THE DOORS have been closed at Derry's iconic Guildhall which will undergo extensive internal renovations during the whole of next year.
It is hoped the building will reopen in early 2013 as the City of Culture gets into full swing.
Guildhall staff and elected members are making preparations for some of the biggest internal renovations and rearrangement of services in the lifetime of the building.
"As Derry gears up for the dual celebrations of City of Culture and the 400th anniversary of our historic walls in 2013, the building at the heart of our city life is now set to undergo dramatic internal renovations alongside the striking external makeover which is nearing completion," said a spokesperson.
Guildhall superintendent, Colin Sharp, officially closes the gates of the historic building until early 2013.
External works have seen the restoration of the stonework, roofs, windows and stained glass of the iconic building, as well as the famous Guildhall Clock.
Guildhall superintendent, Colin Sharp, officially closed the gates to the public last Friday.
Meanwhile, the Mayoral Office will be relocated to Derry City Council Offices, monthly council meetings will now take place at the Great Hall at Magee University while committee meetings will be held at Derry City Council Offices.
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