Covers' Chichester depot supplies materials for historic site renovation

Published:  03 August, 2015

The renovation of the landmark Pump House at the Coultershaw Heritage Site and Beam Pump in Petworth has been made possible with the donation of building materials by Covers Timber & Builders Merchants depot in Chichester.

Three more of the site’s historic buildings have also been restored.

With the help of volunteers the work was carried out over a period of three weeks before the site, which is home to an 18th century water pump and waterwheel, reopened to the public.

Chris Davies, a volunteer at the Coultershaw Trust, said: “We are extremely grateful for the kind donation from Covers. Without their help we would have had to postpone reopening. We are delighted that we are able to continue to welcome visitors and maintain the integrity of this site, which is of great importance to the local community.”

Martyn Beck, depot manager at Covers Chichester, said: “We are pleased to be able to support local community projects. It is a pleasure to help ensure that a significant site of historical interest can be enjoyed by future generations.”

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