As the £5 million refurbishment of Calderstones Mansion House enters its eighth month, we bring you all the latest from beneath the white tent.
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