Rescued Newark landmark announces re-opening date

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Kelham Hall in Newark has been bought by new owners and will reopen in December after falling into administration earlier this year.

The investment, which is backed by A Shade Greener Finance, will see the hall restored to its former glory after the previous owners fell into liquidation earlier this year.

Located in the Trent Valley near Newark in Nottinghamshire, the historic venue will relaunch with a glitz and glamour theme in the run up to Christmas, under its new name – The Renaissance at Kelham Hall.

The new management team, which includes local hospitality professional Rachel Bill, will be supported by A Shade Greener Finance – a privately-owned commercial finance provider that offers flexible finance solutions to UK businesses.

Bill, business development manager at Kelham Hall, said: “The new management team, A Shade Greener Finance and I are delighted to be able to breathe new life into this beautiful and iconic building, as we work together to restore it to its place within the heart of the community. As a local resident myself, I fully appreciate the love and excitement that the community have for the venue, and its grounds, and we look forward to reopening this festive season with our Glitz & Glamour Christmas celebrations.

“Alongside our festive events, which will run throughout December, we also have plans to expand our service offering beyond weddings and events – with further redevelopment due to take place in 2022. We will also be looking to recruit seasonal and full-time employees, to support the community, across numerous roles such as finance manager and operational support team.”

Situated within 42 acres of parkland, Kelham Hall was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1863.

The building housed the Society of the Sacred Mission theological college, before becoming the former headquarters of Newark and Sherwood District Council. The building was then sold and became a wedding and events venue before its closure earlier this year.