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£50million redevelopment plan for wedding venue to the stars approved

18:45 20 March 2013

Sir Paul McCartney is among the people who tied the knot at Old Marylebone Town Hall. File picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Sir Paul McCartney is among the people who tied the knot at Old Marylebone Town Hall. File picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire

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A £50million restoration of the venue where stars including Paul McCartney tied the knot has been given the go-ahead.

Stars including Liam Gallagher have tied the knot at Old Marylebone Town Hall.Stars including Liam Gallagher have tied the knot at Old Marylebone Town Hall.

Westminster Council agreed earlier this year to lease the Grade-II listed Old Marylebone Town Hall in Marylebone Road and its annexe to the London Business School.

The building includes London Register Office, which has seen stars from Hollywood actors to former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr tie the knot.

Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher married both his wives there, while Pink Floyd’s Dave Gilmour, actors John Hurt and Terence Stamp, former footballer John Fashanu and TV presenter Claudia Winkleman all exchanged vows there.

Last night Westminster Council’s planning committee approved plans for the refurbishment of the building, which means Old Marylebone Town Hall will not host weddings and civil partnerships for the next three years while work is carried out.

An artist's impression of part of the redevloped Old Marylebone Town Hall.An artist's impression of part of the redevloped Old Marylebone Town Hall.

Work will include demolishing and replacing the rear 1960s part of the main building fronting Salisbury Place and the erection of an extension between the main building and the annexe building to provide a separate entrance for London Business School.

The building will become part of the school’s Regent’s Park campus, and when it reopens in 2016 will again be used for ceremonial and community functions, including council meetings.

Cllr Jonathan Glanz, Westminster Council’s cabinet member for housing and property, said: “In tough economic times, it is more important than ever for councils to make best use of their property assets.

“This agreement will not only generate an income for the council, but it will also see the multi-million pound restoration of the famous building.

“I am delighted that we have partnered the London Business School and to see the historic building enter a new chapter as a modern educational facility.”

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