May 2017


Old Shire Hall heritage put to business use

Great HallA landmark Warwick building has been given a new lease of business life by its owners Warwickshire County Council.

The Old Shire Hall, a Grade I listed building on Northgate Street, will be conserved and protected for use by future generations after its reinvention as a premier hospitality venue.

Previously home to Warwick Crown Court, The Old Shire Hall has been a focal point of the Warwick community for more than 250 years.

This magnificent building now has a vibrant future to go with its historic past after the county council identified a way to keep this important part of Warwick's heritage in public use.

Work is ongoing to equip the historic building with everything it needs to serve as a prestigious 21st-century venue for events from corporate events and awards nights to galas dinners and wedding receptions.

Judge\'s HouseKushal Birla, Head of Customer Service at Warwickshire County Council, said: "We are delighted that this historic building has been brought back to life. The Old Shire Hall has been at the heart of Warwick's community for 250 years and this means that it will continue to be so.

"The county council, as custodian of this wonderful building, is committed to the future preservation of The Old Shire Hall. By operating the building in this way it will have a sustainable future, generate the income required to maintain a Grade I listed building and make a lasting contribution to Warwick’s economy.

"We are committed to working in a way that respects the heritage of our outstanding building.”

If you would like to make an enquiry about The Old Shire Hall, please call (01926) 736350 or email

More information is also available on The Old Shire Hall website


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