New roof for Abbeyfield Park House

Story: Fran Belbin

The short-term future of Abbeyfield Park House has been secured following Sheffield City Council Cabinet agreeing to renew the slate roof and guttering.

The poor condition of the roof, which has not been renewed for practically 100 years, has been threatening to make the listed building uninhabitable, something which would affect not only the organisations based in the house (including the Messenger and Green City Action), but would also have an impact on the security of the park as a whole if the building was no longer occupied. The work, budgeted at £187,500, will be the responsibility of Kier.

Friends of Abbeyfield Park (FOAP) have been in discussion with Councillors and staff at the Council about the longer-term future of the house and are working to develop a plan to keep the building in community use. More detail on FOAP's activities can be found on their website, FOAP would like to thank the Burngreave Councillors for their support in keeping the house open

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