FTA facelift planned for HQ
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THE FREIGHT Transport Association's Tunbridge Wells headquarters are to be extended next year.
The FTA has secured planning permission from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council for a two-storey extension with under-cover car parking space, and expects work to begin towards the end of this year, with work being completed by the end of 1986.
It has been based at Tunbridge Wells since 1975, having moved there from Croydon. The circular building, Hermes House, was used formerly as a Christian Science church.
• The British Shippers' Council, an autonomous division of the FTA, is to be kept in existence, FTA president Dennis Hutchings said last week.
He told members at the FTA's national dinner that fears for the BSC's future — it has no regular subscription income — had been put to rest and it would remain as a "vitally importantpart of the ETA.
But the I3SC magazine Commercial Shipper is no longer to be published. The ETA took over the BSC in 1979.