The Holdings Board Directors recently reviewed the status of the Bridgnorth
Project. Following completion of Phase I - The Refreshment Room, a Project Team
has been progressing on plans and obtaining tenders for the Bridgnorth Turntable
pit, restoration of the Turntable, renewal of track work in Bridgnorth yard and the
provision of a new loco pit.
The civils costs for the turntable have been received. However only two companies
during the tender period quoted and those two quotes had massive variances and
much more expensive than first envisaged. The Directors agreed that as this is the
case a longer tender period would be given and more companies encouraged to
tender for the work. This will inevitably delay this phase of the development
The Project Team, with the help from architect Phil Howl, is developing;
plans and costs for improvements in the public realm specifically the area
around the station building, refreshment room, donkey gallop and the area
by the level crossing.
plans for the development of the station building conservation and extension
of the Bar are also being reviewed and a cost estimate will be established
for this Phase.
The Board will then be in a better position to assess the plans and costs for the
remaining phases of the project, and make an informed decision on how these
phases will progress, utilising the remaining share offer funds and other
opportunities such as applications to grant giving bodies.