Mayor of Walsall Opens The Old Foundry for Business
The Old Foundry in Caldmore, near Walsall ΓÇô a 200-year old property which has recently undergone a ┬ú1m refurbishment ΓÇô has now opened for business following an official opening ceremony.
As reported on our blog, the property has undergone a transformation to provide office space for small businesses, along with supportive services designed to help start-ups get the help and backing they need to grow.
The ceremony, which was held on Wednesday 30th June, was attended by over 80 guests and was carried out by the Mayor of Walsall, Cllr Gary Clarke.
Author and historian Professor Carl Chinn of Birmingham University was also in attendance, along with Cheryl Bradburne – director of fundraising for the new Walsall Hospice.
Guests received a leather key fob as a mark of Walsall’s best known trade, which was produced using hand operated machinery from Walsall Museum.
Professor Chinn praised the sympathetic restoration which had been carried out at the historic property, which was jointly managed by Walsall Council’s conservation team, the Queen Anne Trust, and project managers Halcyon Building Services.
The day was also used to increase awareness of Walsall Hospice, and a donation was made to the Hospice appeal.