A £13m project to create a new cultural and learning hub in Tunbridge Wells, bringing together key community facilities including the Museum & Art Gallery, library, Adult Education Centre, tourist information and more is about to commence on site.

The exciting project by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and Kent County Council will create a unique space for visitors to engage with the art, culture and heritage of Tunbridge Wells, to learn new skills, socialise and be inspired. The existing Grade II listed building will be converted and extended.

The new hub, which received National Lottery funding from both National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England, is named after the famous Suffragist, Amelia Scott, who was a social reformer and campaigner for women’s suffrage. Amelia resided in Tunbridge Wells and was one of the first two women elected as councillors for the area.

B&M are excited to be involved, providing Quantity Surveying services to the project. Paul Gannaway, Director, said: “We’ve been working closely with TWBC and KCC through the early stages of the project to get it ready for construction and we’re thrilled to now see it come to fruition”.

Willmott Dixon Interiors have been appointed to the scheme and work is due to complete in 2022.