Public Notice – Car Parking 10 – 21 December 2018

As the refurbishment work at Calderstones Mansion House continues, The Reader and John Turner Construction Group would like to notify park users and local residents of some temporary disruption to the parking facilities.

From Monday 10 to Friday 21 December, six standard and two disabled parking spaces in the car park to the rear of The Storybarn and Ice Cream Parlour will be unavailable. This is to allow the team to complete some light trench work, connecting service routes to the Mansion House.

The car park affected is at the bottom left-hand side of this map.
The car park affected is at the bottom left-hand side of this map.

We appreciate that parking facilities are already limited, and as such we have advised Reader staff and site contractors, where possible, to use alternative travel options and parking facilities. You’ll find details of how to travel to Calderstones Park via public transport below.

If you have any questions or concerns please do get in touch, you can call us on 0151 729 2200, email us at or pop in and speak to us at The Coach House, Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB.

Reaching Calderstones Park by public transport

Travelling from Liverpool City Centre:

Arriva services 75 and 76 and Stagecoach service 86C will bring you to Menlove Avenue, close to the Park’s Cromptons Lane entrance. Alternatively, you can travel by the Arriva 86, 86A or 80 to Allerton Road with a short walk via Calderstones Road.

Travelling from Bootle, Aigburth Vale or Queens Drive:

Arriva service 61 travels via Menlove Avenue, dropping off close to the Cromptons Lane entrance.

Find out more

Click here to find out more about what we’re creating at Calderstones and how you can get involved.

Calderstones Refurbishment – A Bird’s-Eye View

Over the past couple of months we’ve been sharing lots of news and photos  from inside the refurbishment of Calderstones Mansion House, but it’s a rather impressive sight from the outside too!

Continue reading “Calderstones Refurbishment – A Bird’s-Eye View”

Project Update – June 2018

This is the first in a series of posts giving a sneak peek into what’s happening inside Calderstones Mansion House as we create The International Centre for Shared Reading. You’ll find a series of pictures below showcasing some of the work already completed.

The refurbishment began on site in March 2018 with contractors John Turners starting their 46 week programme – it has continued at pace since with the roof currently off, demolition of the old toilet block completed and most of the work to restore the original, internal lay- out as well as work in the basement well underway.

Can you help?

The refurbishment of Calderstones is a massive project and we need a lot of help! Do you have skills you can share? There’s lots of ways to get involved:

The story so far…

We’ve raised £5M+ to refurbish Calderstones Mansion House and bring it back to life with a vibrant programme of regular activities and stand-out annual events. We will create new opportunities for people from diverse walks of life to come together to read, learn, relax, work, play, eat and volunteer. With a whole range of community activities, we hope you’ll find something for you.

At Calderstones you will be able to :

  • Join a Shared Reading group
  • Visit the neolithic Calder Stones
  • Explore the history of the Mansion House
  • Enjoy the new, much-larger Reader Café
  • Spend a penny in our lovely new toilets
  • Hire the Garden Theatre for your event