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Bromley Museum extension plans approved

Thu 5 January 2012, 2:07 pm

Bromley Museum has been given permission to extend its building into the former Orpington library building.

The revised proposals include plans for repairs to the Grade II* listed building, the extension of visitor facilities and improvement of exhibition spaces.

The planned enhancements to the museum support the aims and objectives of the Orpington Master Plan to increase vibrancy and raise the town's profile. 

Peter Morgan, Bromley Council’s executive councillor for renewal and recreation, said: "These are exciting proposals which would transform the museum and encourage more visitors to see and understand the rich heritage which underpins our Borough.  

“We have many interesting exhibits and these would be displayed to best effect in surroundings that visitors expect. Whilst nothing is certain, we have carefully considered our resubmission to meet the requirements and in any case, the museum will continue to remain a valuable resource."

Orpington Library relocated from the Priory to the heart of the town centre and opened to the public in May.

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