Bid to reopen Flintshire’s Shotton steelworks’ John Summers building

websiteThe BBC has reported that a public meeting has dis cussed ways to reopen Flintshire’s landmark Shotton Steelworks, designed by John Summers and placed on a list of the UK’s most endangered buildings.

BBC Wales writes:

Shotton steelworks’ Grade II-listed general office and clock tower has been hit by vandals repeatedly since it was boarded up about 10 years ago. It was built in 1907 when the steel company’s founders expanded the site at Deeside which once employed 10,000. It has changed ownership four times and was acquired in a land deal in 2010.

Local enterprise group the Enbarr Foundation is launching a campaign to try to reopen it as a community facility and it is hosting a meeting  to gauge support. In September, the Victorian Society highlighted its concerns about the building by placing it on its Top 10 Endangered Buildings list…

Developer Pochin paid £5m for 200 acres of surplus land at the steelworks in June 2010, including the general office and other buildings. The enterprise group said Pochin had offered the building to the community enterprise group on a peppercorn rent and 250 year lease. A spokesman added the company was also paying for engineering reports into the condition of the building and security…

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