Beauty salon opens at Old Town Hall in Mansfield – Mansfield District Council

Robert Hundley

Just one of the retail models at Mansfield’s refurbished Aged Town Corridor has a new tenant.

R&R Long lasting Make-up Studio and Magnificence Coaching, owned and run by Jenna Simpson, moved into the building right now (Wednesday 15 September) and is opening for company tomorrow (Thursday 16 September).

The salon is signing up for the council’s City Centre Administration crew, which is now dependent in the the Aged Town Hall, and Halo Recruitment which moved in very last year. Victoria Hallam Hair Boutique and Henry George Menswear took exterior retail models at the premises last calendar year.

A retail tenant is also lined up for one more interior unit at the developing. Particulars will be released soon.

Work to refurbish and restore Mansfield’s Outdated Town Hall charge £1.4m and noticed the Quality II* shown building transformed into workplace and retail space.

Executive Mayor Andy Abrahams said: “It can be excellent that the Previous City Corridor, a person of Mansfield’s most significant structures, is attracting new organizations to the city centre following laying unused and mainly unusable for much more than 30 several years.

“The creating has gone through an awesome inside transformation with an successful mix of the aged with the new.

“I wish Jenna just about every achievement with relocating her blossoming organization in the coronary heart of the city centre.”

For Jenna, transferring into the city corridor will allow for her to adhere to in her father Glen Wilton’s footstep as his small business, G Wilton Ltd, was the key painting and decorating contractor through the refurbishment of the Aged City Hall.

Her enterprise, which has been supported by a Mansfield District Council Company Advancement Grant of £1,745, specialises in personalized solutions together with lasting make-up strategies for brows, eyeliner, lips and breast micro-pigmentation, and brow removing.

For decades Jenna ran a massive salon on Chesterfield Highway South named Elegance Box which employed 10 men and women but she made the decision to downsize her company to a log cabin in the backyard of her Mansfield Woodhouse dwelling four a long time back to accommodate family members commitments. Now she needs to create up the organization all over again. 

She said: “I required to extend so the Town Corridor device was ideal. I am booked up right up until December.

“I have about 18 a long time of salon working experience. I am also a natural beauty trainer in all elements, such as acrylic nails, derma-planing, pedicures, brows and lasting make-up, and my goal is to be the ideal trainer in Nottinghamshire.” 

The flagship Outdated City Corridor renovation is a significant strand in the council regeneration system for the city centre. Operate on the constructing involved: 


  • A few retail units in a shared space on the floor ground.
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  • Two fully refurbished medium sized offices on the 1st and next floor.
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  • Redeveloping two present retail models at the side of the corridor.
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  • Renovating the previous Council Chamber on the to start with flooring to make it out there to hire for functions, business use or weddings.
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There had been no considerable adjustments to the exterior of the making to maintain the historic character of the property.

The council contributed £775,000 in the direction of the scheme with £700,000 sent by the D2N2 Nearby Organization Partnership as component of its £7.63m N2 Town Centres Programme.

Oliver Marshall, of FHP, which is advertising and marketing the rental areas at the Outdated Town Corridor, reported: “FHP are delighted to have secured tenants for two of the a few internal retail models, with just the final unit remaining offered.

“This is off the back again of profitable lettings of the external models of the Town Hall final 12 months to Victoria Hallam Hair Boutique and Henry George Menswear.

“When finish, the City Corridor refurbishment by Mansfield District Council will be a lively and effective repurposing of a prestigious room in a popular city centre posture.”

For enquiries about the remaining retail area obtainable, get hold of Oliver on 0115 841 1142 or email him at [email protected] isles

For aspects about Mansfield District Council organization grants take a look at the council organization assistance webpages (connection opens in new window) or get in touch with 01623 463499.

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