The restoration of a historic building in Weymouth has been praised.

The Weymouth Civic Society has sent a letter of appreciation to recognise work at Pilgrim House in Hope Square.

The building, a community hub and base for various charities, recently underwent a £30,000 refurbishment.

Work to restore the face and windows of the house began in early January after the stone ashlar became badly weather-worn.

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The Pilgrim House Trust, the charity that owns Pilgrim House in Hope Square, commissioned stonemasons, and carpenters to complete masonry repairs, restore sash windows, remove surplus external wiring, restore the sash windows, and replace the ashlar stone.

The trust was created in 2011 to manage the house and is formed of members from the Weymouth Rotary Club. 

Dorset Echo: Newly refurbished Pilgrim HouseNewly refurbished Pilgrim House (Image: Weymouth Rotary Club)

Roger Fry, chairman of the trust said he was honoured that the house has been commended since its restoration.

He said: “I am very pleased and proud at how we’ve rejuvenated the building. It’s a great building for Weymouth. Full credit to all the trustees and Richard Burgess who managed the works which resulted in success. All the contracts did an excellent job and it’s a credit to Weymouth.”

Restoration work was completed in April this year and Mr Fry hopes the building will continue to serve as a community hub for charitable organisation including Weymouth BID, SSAFA [Soldiers, Sailors & Airmen's Families Association) and MV Freedom.

He is also inviting the public to attend Pilgrim House’s open day on Saturday, May 18 from 12 to 4pm so people can see the facilities on offer.

Dorset Echo: Pilgrim House TrusteesPilgrim House Trustees (Image: Roger Fry)

Mr Fry said: “A lot of people don’t know about Pilgrim House and what it does so on Saturday we want to allow people to have a look at the building.

“We’d like to bring it to everybody’s attention and show them it can be used for meetings and for events like weddings and parties. Please come along if you can.”

This date is one week before the Fayre in the Square event on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday May 26 which will be run by the Weymouth Rotary Club and based out of Pilgrim House.