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‘The Key’ Thing is our Topping Out Ceremony

Building works have now been completed at The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum, Bedford. To mark the occasion, a ceremonial key will be handed over to the Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, by Borras Construction who worked to ensure the projects delivery. The Topping Out ceremony will take place at The Higgins from 10.30am – midday, on Tuesday 31st July 2012.

 

Although the building work has now been completed, the manufacture and installation of exhibition displays is only just beginning, and the final stage will see the collections returned to pride of place.

 

On re-opening in spring 2013, The Higgins will feature exciting new displays, temporary exhibitions and an extensive learning and events programme.

 

The completed site will host a new, single entrance foyer which will lead through to redeveloped galleries, large activity spaces, a shop, and a cafe.

 

The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “To have reached this milestone is significant. The borough has an extremely good reputation for the provision of leisure and cultural services and we are delighted to be one step closer to opening The Higgins to the public, for all to enjoy.”

 

Cllr Doug McMurdo said: “We are very excited to see this huge project take shape and we know it will add enormous value to the town, reflecting its rich and varied landscape in terms of artistic and cultural heritage.”

 

Mike Howlett, Contracts Director at Borras Construction said: “The superb redevelopment of The Higgins will provide improved facilities which will be an asset for the local community. This was an exciting project for us and we are really pleased with the final results.”

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