MGM Ltd, part of the Northern Bear group, have been commissioned to carry out restoration works to the external façade of the pumping station and tower at Coniscliffe Waterworks, Darlington.
Working for Northumbrian Water and with guidance from English Heritage, repair works will be carried out to the roofs and rainwater goods to the Gas Engine House, Beam Engine House and Cottage.
The works also include repairs to the boundary wall to the site, which will be carried out by MGM’s in-house team of award winning masons and joiners.
Coniscliffe Waterworks (also known as Tees Cottage Pumping Station) is a Victorian pumping station built in 1849 to pump drinking water from the River Tees to households in Darlington and the surrounding area. Now a Scheduled Ancient Monument housing two completely original pumping engines in fully working order: a 1904 beam engine and a rare 1914 two-cylinder gas internal combustion engine.
The restoration project commenced in March and is due for completion at the end of July.