Merseyside’s oldest building Birkenhead Priory and the Grade II listed St Mary’s Tower has recently reopened following a £735,000 refurbishment programme. The buildings had been in need of repair and maintenance following a lack of attention in recent years and the site had been placed on English Heritage’s at risk register. The works undertaken included stonework repairs, accessibility improvements, cast iron window refurbishment, improvements to the external works and internal remodeling and redecoration.
Following the reopening, local paper the Liverpool Echo printed a full page article featuring the restoration works with comments from Ainsley Gommon Director Alf Plant. To read more about the project click on the image below to enlarge the newspaper article:
The Liverpool Echo have also featured a slideshow of large scale images of the newly reopened Birkenhead Priory on their website, which can be viewed here.
The opening was well attended by the local press and further articles about the project can be found by following the links below: