Project Update – June 2018
This is the first in a series of posts giving a sneak peek into what's happening inside Calderstones Mansion House as we create The International Centre for Shared Reading. You'll find a series of pictures below showcasing some of the work already completed.
The refurbishment began on site in March 2018 with contractors John Turners starting their 46 week programme – it has continued at pace since with the roof currently off, demolition of the old toilet block completed and most of the work to restore the original, internal lay- out as well as work in the basement well underway.
Can you help?
The refurbishment of Calderstones is a massive project and we need a lot of help! Do you have skills you can share? There’s lots of ways to get involved:
The story so far...
We’ve raised £5M+ to refurbish Calderstones Mansion House and bring it back to life with a vibrant programme of regular activities and stand-out annual events. We will create new opportunities for people from diverse walks of life to come together to read, learn, relax, work, play, eat and volunteer. With a whole range of community activities, we hope you’ll find something for you.
At Calderstones you will be able to :
- Join a Shared Reading group
- Visit the neolithic Calder Stones
- Explore the history of the Mansion House
- Enjoy the new, much-larger Reader Café
- Spend a penny in our lovely new toilets
- Hire the Garden Theatre for your event
Jeff Gardner is Executive Chef at The Reader and creates the delicious menus for the Cafe, Garden Parties and private…
We love welcoming new friends to our magical children’s play space the Storybarn in Calderstones Park for Birthday Parties and…
The Reader is inviting visitors young and old to gather at its home in Calderstones Park this Christmas as it…
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