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Conlon wins £1.7M museum redevelopment

North West firm Conlon Construction has won a £1.7M contract for the redevelopment of the Museum of Lancashire.

The Preston-based building company will undertake construction work on the museum to give it a more contemporary appearance.

Plans for the museum, which is on Stanley Street in Preston, include a new entrance and reception area, with a shop, cafe and displays.

The museum is housed in the Grade II listed former Preston Quarter Sessions House building, and it will also host a Lancashire Through Time gallery focusing on entertainers from the area as well as industry and conflict.

Heritage Lottery Funding and Lancashire County Council are financing the project, with donations from the Friends of the Museum of Lancashire, the Queens Lancashire Regiment and the Trustees of the Fusiliers Collection.

Construction director Michael Conlon said: “The development of the museum is a fantastic project to be involved in, and I’ll definitely be recommending that people pay the attraction a visit.

“We are looking forward to creating an impressive space with exciting new exhibit areas and facilities.”

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