Update on Worcester pump house future 'could come next month' - The Worcester Observer

Update on Worcester pump house future 'could come next month'

Worcester Editorial 5th Apr, 2024   0

COUNCIL chiefs have said the future use of the city’s historic Pump House Environment Centre, mothballed since Christmas, could be revealed next month.

The building in Gheluvelt Park has been closed to the public since September with the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust vacating the centre at the end of last year.

In January, landlords Worcester City Council told the Observer plans were being drawn up for the building and it was expecting to make an announcement ‘in the near future.’

The Observer contacted the authority for progress and, while no concrete plans have been finalised, bosses revealed they were hoping to be in a position to reveal details next month.

The centre was opened in 2004 to provide information and advice on ecological issues and was run by Duckworth Worcestershire Trust.

The Trust, set up by city legend Cecil Duckworth, the man behind Worcester Bosch, died in 2020 and the endowment he left has allowed the charity to continue its work.

This cash ran out and with the lease up for renewal, trustees announced in August they would be moving out.

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