One of the retail units at the renovated old Mansfield Town Hall has a new tenant.
R&R Permanent Make-up Studio and Beauty Training, owned and run by Jenna Simpson, has moved into the building today (Wednesday September 15) and will open tomorrow (Thursday September 16).
The salon joins the council’s downtown management team, which is now based within the old town hall, and Halo Recruitment which moved in last year. Victoria Hallam Hair Boutique and Henry George Menswear took outdoor retail units to the premises last year.
A retail tenant is also lined up for another indoor unit in the building. Details will be released shortly.
Renovation and restoration work on the old Mansfield Town Hall cost £ 1.4million and saw the Grade II * listed building turned into office and commercial space.
Executive Mayor Andy Abrahams said: ‘It is great that the Old Town Hall, one of Mansfield’s most important buildings, is attracting new businesses to the town center after having been unused and largely unusable for over. 30 years old.
“The building has undergone an amazing interior transformation with an effective blend of old and new.
“I wish Jenna every success in relocating her thriving business to the heart of downtown.”
For Jenna, moving into Town Hall will allow her to follow in her father’s footsteps Glen Wilton, as his company, G Wilton Ltd, was the primary painting and decorating contractor during the renovation of Old Town Hall.
Her business, which was supported by a £ 1,745 Mansfield District Council Business Growth Grant, specializes in personal services, including permanent makeup techniques for eyebrows, eyeliner, micro-pigmentation of lips and breasts, and eyebrow hair removal.
For years Jenna ran a large salon on Chesterfield Road South called Beauty Box that employed 10 people, but she decided to downsize her business to a log cabin in the backyard of her Mansfield Woodhouse four years ago to meet family commitments. Now she wants to relaunch the business.
She said: “I wanted to expand so the town hall unit was perfect. I am booked until December.
“I have over 18 years of salon experience. I am also a beauty trainer in all aspects including acrylic nails, derma-planing, pedicures, eyebrows and permanent makeup, and my goal is to be the best trainer in Nottinghamshire. ”
The flagship renovation of the old town hall is a major focus of the municipal strategy for revitalizing the town center. Work on the building included:
- Three commercial units in a shared space on the ground floor.
- Two fully renovated mid-sized offices on the first and second floor.
- Redevelopment of two existing business units to the side of the hall.
- Renovation of the former Council Chamber on the first floor to make it available for hire for receptions, business uses or weddings.
No significant changes have been made to the exterior of the building to preserve the historic character of the property.
The council has contributed £ 775,000 to the scheme, including £ 700,000 provided by local business partnership D2N2 as part of its £ 7.63million N2 town centers program.
Oliver Marshall of FHP, which markets the rental space at the Old Town Hall, said: “FHP is pleased to have secured tenants for two of the three in-house retail units with only the last unit remaining available.
“This follows the successful rentals of the Town Hall outdoor units last year at Victoria Hallam Hair Boutique and Henry George Menswear.
“When completed, the Mansfield District Council’s Town Hall renovation will be a dynamic and successful reallocation of a prestigious space in a prominent downtown position.
If you have any questions about the remaining retail space available, contact Oliver on 0115 841 1142 or email him at [email protected]
For more details on Mansfield District Council Business Grants, visit the Council’s Business Support web pages (link opens in new window) or call 01623 463499.