Travis helps with town centre facelift

Published:  29 November, 2011

MALVERN: Travis Perkins Malvern is to help with the town centre refurbishment by offering discount prices on any materials needed by property owners and tenants.

The project will involve encouraging the owners and occupiers of shop front properties in the town to make sure that they are in top condition and reflect Malvern's historic heritage.

The Facelift Project aims to build on the success of a similar initiative launched in 2004, which was carried out by Malvern Civic society working with town and district councils and underwritten by the Civic Trust.

Shopkeepers in the town centre were asked to improve the appearance of their premises, paint if necessary and remove redundant cabling and piping.

The project team included an architect and advice was offered for appropriate colour schemes based on the original Victorian designs.

Civic society president Dudley Brook said: "It was quite a success, and as a contribution towards Diamond Jubilee Year, the society would like to co-ordinate a similar exercise in 2012.

"One of the difficulties of renovating shop premises is that the work is often expensive and the amount of money limited. In order to assist shopkeepers, Travis Perkins Malvern has kindly offered to discount any materials required."

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