Pop down to Station South this morning (4 December) until midday to make donations to Emmelines Pantry food bank for women that Lady Pedal will transport in their cargo bikes to Chorlton. New toys and food donations welcome.
Station South, the new cafe and cycling business that has been evolving in the old Levenshulme South Station building for several years, has a new opening date.
Station South Directors Abigail Pound, Mark Jermyn and Pauline Johnston say:
“We’re primed for opening in the Spring of 2022. Finally! We cannot wait. Thanks for sticking by us on this long-haul journey, we’ll be in touch again soon with more progress to report.”
The next phase comes through to the end of 2021 is described as:
“This final phase of building works will deliver some of the big vision changes that the team have been working hard to secure funding for like the retention of level access throughout the building and heritage features like the ‘viewing platform’.”
“The £400K contract includes work to open up the back windows of the old train station, restoring the original wooden frame reglaze the section which is currently corrugated metal. This will let abundant light and nature pour into the unique space and allow our customers to watch the world go by on the Fallowfield Loop with a brew in their hands. The dream!”
The marvellous Station South project has confirmed it has secured £100,000 funding from Railway Heritage Trust for further works:
“Good news to report that Railway Heritage Trust has committed to match fund to the tune of £100,000 in the next phase of building works to bring the railway building and structure back to everyday use, one of their key aims. We’re going to get one of those cool railway heritage plaques as well when it’s all done.”
This big project continues to progress with the help and support of people across Levenshulme and beyond.
You may also have noticed the Station South Community Collage on the advertising hoarding beside the building:
“We were feeling the need to do something creative in the midst of all of the Covid-19 unknowns. We decided to ask that the talents of the neighbourhood help us out and create a little visual booster for passers by on our Advertising Board.”
See the full update on Station South on their website HERE