Shire Hall

 Shire Hall, Dorchester

 Start Date:01/06/2017                              End Date:30/04/2018


Growth Deal funding up to £56,250

Awarded to West Dorset District Council

Project Summary - Restoration of a Grade 1 listed building as a visitor attraction.

Local Growth Funding has been awarded to West Dorset District Council who has brought a disused listed building back into sustainable and productive economic use. The Shire Hall project has improved the accessibility to all of the whole building.


  • 2 apartments for rent
  • Exhibition & law courts refurbished
  • Café & shop

Progress towards forecast: Delivered                                  


  • 5 new jobs
  • 1 apprentice per annum
  • 50 volunteer positions
  • 32k visitors per annum
  • 2 business starts

Progress towards forecast: On Target

For further information visit the project website.

Contact Details

General Enquiries 

Shire Hall

Tel: 01305 261849


Dorset LEP

Katherine May, Programme Manager

01202 962720

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