We aim to breathe new life into “The Hive” with a similar architectural style and atmospheric buzz as the Honey House.
Here are some photos of the work in progress:
View from the platform prior to starting work
Entrance room prior to starting work
The large room prior to starting work , note the bricked up doors and windows.
The two small rooms are knocked through and an RSJ put in where the dividing wall used to be. The chimney breast is stripped back to brick.The original Victorian ceramic bricks are exposed and retained in the kitchen area.
Stripping the wall in the main room back to brick.
The old rotten window frames are removed.
The new door and window are fitted. These are bespoke double glazed hardwood units made to match the original Victorian ones and retain the historic character of the building.
The new door from the platform side.
The dividing wall between the large room and entrance room is removed. Tall boys hold up the remainder of the wall before an RSJ is fitted.
View from the entrance room.