The Department of Archaeology will soon begin works to renovate British Residency located at Kothi Women’s College. Rs. 17 Cr. will be spent to restore the grandeur of Darbar Hall located in the western part of the Heritage Structure. According to Department of Archaeology the project is being undertaken in collaboration with the Osmania University (OU) and the World Monuments Fund (WMF).
This work is expected to be completed in 18 months. The project aims at giving a new shape to the centuries old monuments in the city. The first phase of the project involves the structural consolidation of western portion of Durbar Hall block, removal of accretions to remove additional load and to restore the authentic facade of the western balcony. The reconstruction of Madras Terrace Roof and wooden roof, water proofing of the Durbar Hall building in traditional methods are also among the plans under this project.
Under this project, the Department of Archaeology is also planning to conduct workshops, seminars and heritage tours to create awareness among students and youth.