Member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle, Alan Johnson, visited Springhead pumping station in Willerby to get a visual update on how things were going along with its restoration to its former glory.
A £2.6 million investment was recently put into this very important asset by Yorkshire Water and the pumping station which was opened back in 1862 produces a third of the daily water supply for Hull and East Riding.
William Birch & Sons were contracted to carry out the required refurbishments of over 12 months at the Grade Two listed building. The York-based building renovation specialists have well over 100 years of experience in the restoration of some of the country’s most historic and treasured buildings.
Mr Johnson met with Yorkshire Water’s Director of Asset Management, Nevil Muncaster, for a tour of the building.
He inspected the improvements made to the structure and roof, so too the attention given to the building’s external appearance, which included 4,500 metres of repointing work and 4,200 bricks.
Alan Johnson MP said “Springhead pumping station has a fascinating history. Not many people have the opportunity to visit so I was pleased to be able to look round and find out more about the site. I was very impressed with the care Yorkshire Water has taken in restoring the Grade Two listed building. I am pleased that the pumping station is able to fulfil its purpose of providing Hull with drinking water whilst maintaining such an historic building.”
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