The Laverton Project
The ‘Laverton Project’ was established in 2008 by the Laverton Trust Management Committee to review past efforts to secure funding and explore ways to develop the building to its full potential as a community resource.
It’s remit – ‘The provision and maintenance of a community centre for the use of the inhabitants of the Town of Westbury’.
Since 2009 The Laverton Project has successfully raised funding and generated support to fully redevelop the historic Laverton Building as a multi-purpose venue and community centre.
This initiative has set out to build on the original aims of the founder Abraham Laverton who donated this fine building to the town for the benefit of the local inhabitants.
- Explore & develop opportunities and ideas to fully maximise use of the building and its facilities for the benefit of the Westbury community.
- Develop the Laverton as a multi-use venue for functions/exhibitions/displays/meetings/cultural activities/arts & music/education/entertainments and commercial hire.
- Identify and seek grants and other funding sources to continually improve the building and its facilities.
The Laverton before 2009
The early work undertaken by the Project Officer identified the issues previously faced by the Laverton Trust Management Committee in exploring funding sources through the Big Lottery and Heritage Lottery Funds based on the original plans to develop the building as an attractive and viable venue for commercial and community use.
Rebirth of The Laverton
With all the refurbishment complete the Laverton is now up and running. We are now heading into phase 5 of the Laverton development project which will involve the pro-active marketing and promotion of the venue across a wide range of market segments, the continued raising of local community interest and usage of the building.