RESTORATION work on an historic building is set to get to the greenlight tomorrow (Thursday).

Scarborough Council has lodged a planning application for works to the Grade II listed Spa complex to allow it to make full use of the building’s Little Theatre.

Years of movement and water damage have taken their toll on the theatre, which now can only be used on a restricted basis.

Tomorrow (Thursday), the council’s planning committee will meet to discuss the plans, with officers recommending its approval.

The council’s plans would see a permanent fix for the building undertaken, bringing the theatre back to its former glory.

The work would restore the use of the theatre’s galleries and remove temporary support structures that are currently in place.

The application says: “The proposed works will replace the existing shoring with a permanent structural system, with incorporated railings to create a safe escape route, allowing for the removal of the temporary walkway.

“The balcony will be resurfaced to provide waterproofing and a non-slip finish. Additionally, the drainage will be upgraded with low profile channel drains that will improve the effectiveness of the balcony to shed water whilst limiting the loss of historic fabric.

“Elsewhere, cladding both the east and west elevations will provide continuity with the existing cladding to the north elevation.”

The Spa in Scarborough is a Grade II listed building that dates back to the 18th century, founded upon a fashionable mineral spring, yet the building that now stands, began to take form later in the 19th century.

The Little Theatre forms the northern wing of the Spa which was a later addition to the complex during the late 1870s.