3rd Aug 2016

Charitable builder lays new car park at Runcorn Museum

Builder and developer Seddon has donated its time and materials to overhaul the car park at Norton Priory Museum & Gardens near Runcorn at the end of a £4.5 million redevelopment of the popular attraction.

The Museum car park before Seddon started work

Working in conjunction with partner Halton Housing Trust, which has chosen Norton Priory as its charity of the year, a team from Seddon volunteered its services on Friday 29th July to level the uneven ground at the existing car park site and lay 140 tonnes of gravel ready for new visitors.

Nick Atkin, Group Chief Executive of Halton Housing Trust said:

"On behalf of the Trust I wanted to add our appreciation for the time, effort and resources you have invested into the transformation of the car parking area at Norton Priory. The saying 'a picture speaks a thousand words' really does neatly sum up the massive difference your contribution has made as you can see from the photos. I should have known that your team would deliver the goods! Once again on behalf of everyone at the Trust and our good friends at Norton Priory thanks for going the extra mile."

Jason McGee, Seddon’s regional construction manager for the North West, said "It’s great to see attractions like Norton Priory receive the vital funding needed for improvements so they can be enjoyed for years to come.

"We were more than happy to help Halton Housing Trust’s charitable work with the museum and volunteer our time and resources to support this much-loved, North West visitor attraction.”

The car park during and after the works

Vikki Mack, PA to Chief Executive and Board Chair at Halton Housing Trust said: "Having worked with Norton Priory on a number of large scale projects, we were delighted when Seddon agreed to support our nominated charity, and the results have been fantastic. This is a hugely exciting time for the museum and the car park is one of the final pieces in its jigsaw.”

The redevelopment of the museum has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, with work including a full renovation of the property and grounds to provide the public with a state-of-the-art, modern facility. The museum reopens Monday 6th August 2016 following extensive renovation.


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