As you can see work inside the house is progressing well. Plastering of the rooms, that have been fully insulated, is taking place. The first fit electrics has commenced. This means that all the fireproof wiring is being put in place for the lights, sockets, TV, Ethernet, WiFi, computers etc. The sash windows are being converted into double-glazed ones. The lift shaft is now complete and the lift has been ordered. The new wider front door is being specially made. However, we do not have enough funding for the final phases of the build. We are awaiting the results of grant applications. We may have to stop work in April until we know if we have been successful.
Work is now progressing to insulate all the outside facing walls of the station house to bring it up to present day expected standards. This has proved to be a difficult and expensive process converting a Victorian house to meet these standards. Once complete the house will be much warmer and easier to heat with the addition of double glazed windows.
Lorraine May £50; Helen Riseborough £20; Jeremy Nelson £20.
As you can see changes are still occurring on a weekly basis! Long may it continue.
Work continues to progress.The station house is hardly recognisable now! We will continue to post photographs on a regular basis whilst work continues. If you wish to help with the cost of these renovations you can do so by clicking on the Donate button on the bottom of this website page. This is a costly conversion. We are very thankful for the private donations we have received so far. We are also grateful for the support of Network Rail, Merseyrail, The Railway Heritage Trust and the Sefton Community Transition Fund for their contributions. We will be applying for grants to assist with the financial cost.
A Happy New Year to you all!
Building work on the station house carries on. It is hardly recognisable with all the changes!
More photographs will follow later.
As you can see work is progressing well. Work will stop on 20th December and recommence in the New Year. The front door will be widened when building work recommences in 2020. We wish you all a Happy Christmas and New Year.
Below are some of the photographs that have been taken recently coupled with those that were taken before work commenced. We will post further photographs as work progresses.
The Christmas Fayre will be held on Thursday 28th November 4-8 pm. As we cannot use the station house due to building work we will be outside Stanley’s Greengrocers. Please come and see us for a chat and update on progress. We will have some items for sale- toys, candles and Christmas cards. All welcome.
Great news today! This photo is of Roger and Phil, two Trustees of our charity, signing the 15-year Tripartite lease between our Charity (BCHL), Network Rail and Merseyrail. It is an auspicious day as it has been a long hard journey to get to this point. Now the work can begin on the internal renovations of the house, hopefully early October. Further news will be posted as we progress towards bringing a library and community hub to Birkdale. It is a good day today! Thanks to all involved.