The Willis Museum

Secured by Design: old town hall to museum

Client:      Hampshire County Council

Dating back to the 1830s, this beautifully historic building was Basingstoke’s Town Hall until the 1980s, when it became The Willis Museum, named in honour of George Willis a local jeweller and philanthropist and former Basingstoke Mayor. The Museum has recently undergone a £600,000 refurbishment programme, which included the restoration of many of the building’s original features, unseen for decades, and the creation of an art gallery as a venue for local artists, groups and societies to host their exhibitions. As part of the upgrade programme, Selectaglaze installed their Series 80 “Secured by Design” accredited heavy duty Horizontal Sliding units incorporating central locks and anti-bandit glass.