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Alan Johnson MP visits Springhead water pumping station

Last week Alan Johnson, Member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle, visited Springhead pumping station in Willerby to see how it has been restored to its former glory.

We have recently invested £2.6 million at this important asset which produces a third of Hull and East Riding’s daily water supply and opened in 1862.

York-based building renovation specialists William Birch & Sons, who have well over 100 years’ experience of restoring some of the countries most treasured and historic buildings, were contracted to carry out over 12 months of refurbishment work at the Grade Two listed building

On Friday 3rd February Mr Johnson met with Nevil Muncaster, our Director of Asset Management, for a tour of the building.

He viewed the improvements to the structure and roof as well as the attention that has been paid to the external appearance of the building which included 4,500 metres of repointing work and 4,200 bricks.

Alan Johnson MP said "Springhead pumping station has a fascinating history. Not many people have the opportunity to visit so I was pleased to be able to look round and find out more about the site. I was very impressed with the care Yorkshire Water has taken in restoring the Grade Two listed building.  I am pleased that the pumping station is able to fulfil its purpose of providing Hull with drinking water whilst maintaining such an historic building.”

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