We're pleased to announce the next milestone on our journey to restore the Grade II* listed Wingfield Station.
Thanks to funding from Historic England - along with match funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund - we've been able to appoint heritage and conservation specialists, ASBC, who are a multi-award winning business based in Kings Newton, Derbyshire, to undertake the urgent repair works at the station ASBC Heritage & Conservation Specialists
ASBC have worked for a wide range of prestigious clients including the National Trust, Historic England, St George's Chapel Windsor Castle and The Prince's Regeneration Trust and we're thrilled to have them leading this part of the project.
Progress started in earnest on the weekend of the 16th/17th October, with overnight working taking place to begin to erect the scaffolding on the trackside elevation of the building.
The work has to be completed within a specified period of time as Network Rail has to grant the 'possession' of the line to ASBC for a set number of hours during Saturday night and Sunday mornings. The pressure is certainly on!
We can report that thanks to excellent team work all went well during the first two 'possessions' and look forward to reporting on future progress as the urgent works, which will focus primarily on roof and trackside repairs, continue.
Many thanks to ASBC's site foreman for taking the night time photos and our supportive neighbours for the daylight one.