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Lots of people have an interest in how the SLT restoration project is progressing, so whenever something new happens, we'll put a quick blog entry here to let you know.

Latest Plans
Following some great feedback from a group put together by Chaz Doyle, the architects have revisited the plans for the Old Fire Station and asked us to comment on them once again.

New Old Pic
A newly-discovered old picture of the Old Fire Station. The headlines date it to early Feb 1906, a few days after the 1906 general election.
Progress update July 2013

Hello interested parties

Here’s a very brief update on progress with the building project as of July 12th 2013.

Volunteers Needed - Overseeing Exhibition and Activity Plans
We need some volunteers over the summer, please.

Part of the work we're doing on the SLT project over the summer involves making plans for what people will be able to see and do in the SLT building when they visit it during the daytimes.

PRESS RELEASE - The South London Theatre Wins Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Support
The South London Theatre Building Preservation Trust (SLT BPT) has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to restore its home in West Norwood's Old Fire Station it was announced today. A development grant of £157,800 has been awarded to help the SLT BPT progress its plans to apply for a full grant of £1.5million for the project at a later date.

The project aims to rescue this important Grade II listed building from the At Risk register and place it at the heart of the community that it was originally built to serve. It will:

  • Restore the fire station and open its main front doors
  • Install a lift and improve access for people with disabilities
  • Open up the building for use by the local community in the daytime
  • Provide opportunities for visitors to learn about the history of the fire station and the local area
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