Building works

Building works

The construction company Redfern started on site 6th January 2020, as  some serious work was needed! It was also time to start choosing a shop front colour! Redfern created a site office within 170 HSW scaffolded the front elevation of the three buildings  and then...
Heritage Open Days 2019

Heritage Open Days 2019

Heritage Open Days 2019 (13-22 Sept.) offered an opportunity to organise a big community event, so we opened the shop for all 10 days. The building was open every day 10am-2pm for hot and cold drinks and cake (pay-as-you-can). But there were many more events as well....
Site visits

Site visits

In the course of 2019 we’ve had several site visits, from the architects, the funders, the local authority. They have been following how the buildings develop, how step-by-step the renovation takes place and the new design emerges. For example, (May 2019) by Doonan...
Community building

Community building

Early in 2019, Pop Recs got a second-hand coffee machine donated, and after some reparation it was plumbed in. We could then use it for the community engagement activities, as a pop-up coffee shop.  A series of events (coffee mornings, building tours, and other...
Living Classroom

Living Classroom

From January 2019, the site became a ‘Living Classroom’, a project funded through Coastal Revival Fund. Guided by their lecturers, apprentice joiners, plumbers and electricians from Sunderland College are doing a basic fit out of the building to bring meanwhile...