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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2012, 23:28:20 »
Certainly did. :-) Our thanks to you, Karlostg and all the others who worked to make the event..
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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2012, 22:19:09 »
Was great to see two of our members pop in today :)  Hope you both enjoyed your visit!

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #42 on: August 25, 2012, 17:44:41 »
Come and have a look!  You might catch me weeding in the grounds :)

Everyone is very friendly and are willing to tell you about the pumping station, pop in and say hi!

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2012, 12:21:52 »
After many years of being a building site The Old Brook Pumping Station has finally reopened to the public.

There is still much work to be done, but the doors are open again with revised opening times.

June to End of September - SATURDAYS 11am to 3pm
October to End of May - FIRST SATURDAY of the month ONLY

Admission is FREE

Other times are available for group visits, eg Schools, Scouts, Local History groups etc etc
Contact 01634 842059 during opening times or email miag@oldbrookpumping.co.uk

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2011, 15:43:13 »
I will post more when we have a date to work towards.
The brickwork has been completed, not looking too bad now.

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #39 on: November 11, 2011, 15:18:31 »
It is good to see this lovely historic building being repaired and great news that it will hopefully re-open soon.

Is it just me that finds it slightly ironic that the subsidence that damaged the building may well have been caused by the very thing the building prevented all its working life?
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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2011, 14:19:57 »
The next phase of works has started, the roof has been made watertight now and the crack filled in with matched bricks. The photo shows the work last week, where the crack was chased out ready for new bricks to go in.


The next phase is internal repairs to the plasterwork and flooring, and external landscaping, however none of this will prevent us re-opening to the public soon. (Subject to a massive cleaning up operation and H&S etc)

Will take another photo of the completed brickwork tomorrow.

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2011, 23:07:37 »
That 13 tonne roller was located in the playground opposite the old BP petrol station at Darnley Road, Strood.

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2010, 09:02:23 »
Good to hear the damage has now been stablised, looking forward to a look around once the work has been finished  :)

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2010, 15:10:30 »
The building is now apparantly stable again, and despite outside appearances the top part has been tied back into the main building. The next phase is to repair all the actual damage internally and externally. The gaps will be filled using matching brick fillets and mortar, all subject to English Heritage approval etc.

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2010, 21:43:55 »
Thank you for the update, it is a shame that people feel the need to damage things without reason!  It is also a shame that charities then have to find the money to replace or repair the damage caused!

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2010, 20:06:26 »
Just an update.

The next phase is due to start in the next few weeks after consultations with English Heritage, which will involve the winding down of the supports and monitoring any movement, filling in the gaps with matching brickwork, tying the stonework back into the building, and rebuilding the porch roof and all the plastering etc inside.

Some scrotes broke into the place last night smashing open cupboards and generally making a mess. Also went through the first aid box and stole a few quid donations, probably druggies. Hardly seems worth their while with the amount of damage they've caused.  Still top marks to Medway CSI (ok I know its Forensics but it doesnt sound as swish) who arrived just over 1 hour after reporting it.

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2010, 12:49:17 »
Work still going, on - heres a few of the piling - next stage is to cast a concrete in the ditch to tie the original foundations to the piles.







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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2010, 20:18:11 »
That looks really bad, I hope they can stabilise it soon!

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Re: Brook Pumping Station,Chatham
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2010, 19:54:44 »


A very impressive amount of scaffolding and props!
Piling work started (and still moving!)

more pics at http://s824.photobucket.com/albums/zz164/karlosthegiraffe/pumpingstation-27-02-2010/

 

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