Fulwell Windmill restoration and refurbishment is now close to the finishing line, and will see the iconic landmark restored to its former glory in December 2017.
Following extensive repairs to it’s cap and sails, these iconic parts of the Fulwell Windmill have been constructed and transported to the site this week. The installation of the cap is now complete with the sails due to be fitted week commencing 20th November by qualified engineers.
The specialists including Beaumont Brown Architects and Owlsworth IJP specialists Millwrights have worked tirelessly in restoring the iconic windmill, which will include visitor centre and welcoming tearooms.
Sunderland City Council Portfolio for Public Health, Wellness and Culture, Councillor John Kelly said:
“It is great to see the next stage of work begin, and we hope everyone will bear with us and continue to visit the visitor centre while work continues.
“Returning Fulwell Windmill to the historic landmark it has been for generations is quite an achievement, skilled craftsmen are using centuries old techniques to re-instate the cap, fantail and sails.
“The progress being made is testament to the hard work and partnership of all those involved in this fantastic conservation project, and the end result will be another visible celebration of our shared cultural heritage for the city.”
Visitor Centre & Tearooms
Having undergone a major transformation, Fulwell Windmill Visitor Centre is now open to the public.
The centre includes a new café and community outreach programme.
Fulwell Mill Tearooms are now open to the public Wednesday – Saturday 10am-3pm, this may change as and when the mill becomes fully operational from around December 15th 2017.
For details of the community programme please ring 0191 5373231.