We are delighted to announce we have secured funding from the Severn Trent Community Fund, The ASDA Foundation and Birmingham City Council and the Culture Recovery Fund to install an on-site toilet at Perrott’s Folly.
The inclusion of an onsite toilet will not only achieve increased access to the building by the local community, but is a significant step forward in taking the Folly off the Historic England at Risk Register.
PHASE 1 _ GROUNDWORKS
We worked with Wilkinson’s Environmental to install our waste pipe. Due to the main waste pipe being connected to the Severn Trent Water Tower it was situated NEARLY 5 METERS!!! under the ground. Wilkinson’s managed to connect and we were ready for phase 2! We also salvaged some bricks from under the pavement. The are had many back-to-back houses that were demolished during the 70’s. We will use the bricks for the front ground area of our toilet.
We have been busy at Sundragon Pottery making our tiles for the toilet. We were inspired by Staffordshire Blue Pottery that was unearthed whilst the groundwork was taking place. We created our tiles using Parian Clay and Blue Oxides. We opted for a transparent slip rather than a white slip to profile the quality of the porcelain. We are excited to see how they turn out!
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