A former railway station near Manchester is set to get a new lease of life as a cycle-friendly cafe, bar and co-working space. Social enterprise, Station South CIC, are undertaking the restoration of Levenshulme South Station, creating a space for ‘sustainable community-based business and enabling a positive cycling culture to flourish for people in the locality.’ The Station South team, together with building owners Railway Paths Ltd and supported by the Railway Heritage Trust and the Architectural Heritage Fund, have now started the first phase of restoration after 15 months of planning. The original Levenshulme station was built in 1892 and sits on a prominent position on the A6, Stockport Road in Levenshulme. It is currently in a poor state of repair and needs extensive restoration to return it to its former Victorian splendour. They are hoping to capitalise on the cycling boom in the UK, as the building is located … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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