Christchurch Druitt Hall takeover is agreed
A community hall which closed after planners ruled it was "no longer fit for purpose" is to be refurbished and run by a community group.
Druitt Hall in Christchurch, which was built to mark the Queen's coronation, closed in March 2013.
Christchurch Borough Council has agreed to grant a three-year lease to the Christchurch Citizens Association (CCA).
The group is expected to take over the hall from 1 September.
Nigel Cook of the CCA said: "We look forward to making the hall a successful community facility."
Due to the age and dilapidated state of the building, it was initially recommended for demolition.