Students Tour a Grade II Listed Building on Lord Street

Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery students were kindly given a private tour of a Victorian, Grade II listed building on Lord Street by the Director of Craft & Sons, Duncan Craft.

339 Lord Street is practically a bare shell of building, currently in the process of being transformed into a brand-new climbing centre. There will be climbing walls reaching heights of 4.5m with an onsite cafe for members of the public to climb, relax, and enjoy the periodic building.

On the day of their tour, students were treated with a full exploration of the building, including a talk on its history and the work that is being done throughout to restore it.

Keen to involve local people within the project, Duncan approached Southport College for a talented joinery apprentice to join their team. Student Luke Kane was given the position and is playing an integral part of the renovation, working hard to restore it not only to its former glory but breathing new life into this landmark while staying true to its Victorian charm.

Furthermore, Duncan has also been kind enough to offer the chance for work experience placements to our Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery students throughout the remainder of the project.

We are incredibly proud of our students who will be playing a vital role in the restoration of 339 Lord Street. Their dedication and expertise are not only helping to breathe new life into this iconic Victorian building, but also contributing to the conservation and heritage of Southport.

By collaborating with Craft & Sons on this project, our students gain invaluable real-world experience while contributing to the creation of a vibrant new community space. This project exemplifies Southport College's commitment to nurturing skilled craftspeople and supporting the growth of the local economy. We look forward to seeing the completed climbing centre attract residents and visitors alike!

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