Thursday, 28 January 2016

MURGATROYD'S BRINE PUMPS - The last of their kind

Arrangements for the transfer of the pump site to the Trust have been agreed by Cheshire East Council based on the pump's place in the Town's heritage scheme and the Neighbourhood plan.

The emergency repairs project is almost at an end.

The monument had considerable deterioration and decisions had to made on the vulnerable areas by our Project Manager and his team. There is still work to do and we will be applying for more funding to resolve the remaining issues.

The joinery work is almost finished, timbers have been replaced where necessary or repaired; new frames for the windows and doors have been fitted and a new frame support for the side of the building. The roof plates and trusses have been finished and the brickwork repairs completed.

The corrugated metal roof has been measured up and will be fitted next week.

The water tank could not be saved and it is in the process of being dismantled, the remaining asbestos underneath the tank will be removed and the area covered.

The external pumps have been covered by a timber frame and protected from further damage.

News on the gantry will follow. 

If you would like to be involved with this project, please email