PPS drawing
Restoration

Picture Gallery of the Restoration of
Papplewick Pumping Station - 2003 to 2007

Aerial views and original 1880's photographs

The 1879 Reservoir

Renovation  of the Building - part 1
Restoration  of the buildings was guided by the architect, Liam Doherty.
The brickwork contractor was Historic Conservation. New bricks and terracotta pilasters and mouldings that need replacing, specially made to match the original, were produced by Ibstock Brick Limited, Leicester. The brick type used was "Leicester Tapped Red Smooth"

"The Brick  Award"
Papplewick Pumping Station has been crowned "Best Refurbishment Project"  at this year's prestigious Brick Development Association (BDA) Awards. The Victorian building has been restored to its former glory by architects  Cullen Carter Hill and was
named as the winner at a gala evening at the Grosvenor Square Hotel in  London, November 2006.

Terry Hughes advised on the re-slating of the roofs at Papplewick, see his web site for lots of information.
www.stoneroof.org.uk/historic/Historic_Roofs/Introduction.html
www.stoneroof.org.uk/historic/Historic_Roofs/Fire-proof_roofing.html

Renovation of the Building - part 2

Renovation of the chimney

Views from the top of the 120 ft. chimney

Renovation of the Cooling Pond - part 1

Grand  Reopening of the Pumping Station by HRH The Duke of Gloucester KC GCVO
on 8th June 2005

The classic view of the refurbished  pumping station
across the cooling pond, 23rd July 2004
Photo copyright M P Melbourne

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