The Main Place is an environmental award-winning building and the fruit of a long process started by the ‘Time for Coleford’ strategic plan prepared in 2003. The plan had identified a number of improvements required to public facilities in the town.
The scheme was brought to fruition by the South West Regional Development Agency buying land on Bank Street from the County Council enabling the Council to re-invest the money in a new building. The SWRDA contributed additional investment to ensure that the new centre included facilities for training and employment and the District Council provided the site on Old Station Way. The building work was finished in 2010. The building was awarded an Excellent rating for its green credentials by the Building Research Establishment (73.37%) and was officially opened in July 2010.
The Main Place now houses the library, adult day care centre, youth facilities, a community hall, community enterprise centre and offices.