Milestone Hit on Work To Repair Mbrough's Oldest Pub

fmttmadmin

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Structural works to repair Middlesbrough's oldest pub have now been completed.

The Grade II* Listed Captain Cook - "over the border" near the Transporter Bridge - has been undergoing repair works to secure the exterior, though it remains fenced off as a building site.

Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston today said the next steps would be to bring the Captain Cook building back to life in the heart of Middlehaven.

He said: "It's massively important for Middlesbrough that we save our historic buildings and the Captain Cook as our oldest standing pub falls easily inside that category.

"Now the work to stop it falling down is complete we need to quickly get on and make sure it has a long and prosperous future at the heart of Middlehaven.

"Work is also already underway on new homes and new office buildings which will bring the historic starting point of Middlesbrough back to life."

The Jacobean style building was designed by Middlesbrough's Robert Moore and was built in 1893, however last year it was listed as one of the Top Ten Most Endangered Buildings by The Victorian Society.

Earlier this year it was discovered that the deterioration of the Captain Cook had accelerated and major stabilisation works were required as a matter of urgency.

With new homes being built on the Boho Village site on Cleveland Street it was feared the building may not survive the inevitable disruption and vibration.

Following the stabilisation of the building by Middlesbrough Council this prominent redundant building can be brought back into beneficial use. The Captain Cook will soon be marketed in the normal way, however interest has already been shown by a number of developers.
 

fmttmadmin

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How is the Town Hall coming along.
Do you mean the old Town Hall? They are presently carrying out a survey I believe. At the moment the land between Captain Cook pub and the old Town Hall around what was East Street is a construction site where they are building homes and returning to the original street plan. The idea will be the old Town Hall will once again be central to a surrounding community.
 

Norfolkred1

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Yes mate the Old TH. Hopefully the regeneration makes pace and the area can get back on its feet. So much land and potential.
 

fmttmadmin

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Yes mate the Old TH. Hopefully the regeneration makes pace and the area can get back on its feet. So much land and potential.
They are building quickly - it should be a transformation before the year is out.
I went to a meeting yesterday hearing how building work starts at Exchange Square near the Railway Station and Base Camp from October. So, really soon. The idea is to make the area around the railway station much more inviting and welcoming. The next step will be Zetland Road, next to the station. And there are planning applications for empty buildings and the old Cornerhouse site. So, things are moving. And with a new school opening soon next to Middlesbrough College that whole area of the town will really open up. Already you see so many youngsters during the daytime walking between the college and town. They are breathing new life into Albert Road and the railway station district.
 

Norman_Conquest

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That area always looks and feels dirty. When I was based in Queens House, I always felt I needed a shower when I got home to get the dust of me and could taste the dust. Obviously, it is the wind coming off the river that causes it.
 

Erimus74

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Do you mean the old Town Hall? They are presently carrying out a survey I believe. At the moment the land between Captain Cook pub and the old Town Hall around what was East Street is a construction site where they are building homes and returning to the original street plan. The idea will be the old Town Hall will once again be central to a surrounding community.
Great news on both of em
 

BlindBoyGrunt

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Never got an answer from this yet.
I don't think he said that the railway station itself had been improved, just the area around it. In any case it has been massively improved. There have been huge structural works to stop the car park from collapsing into the Cornerhouse, the roofs have all been re-slated and the platform has been extended to receive the direct London trains. Next a third platform will be built on the St Hilda's side.
 
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