* Originally posted on the Tollerton Parish Council website*
Refurbishment works at the Air Hostess will start this week.
The Air Hostess was purchased by Tollerton Flying Club and Tollerton Parish Council as a pub for the community at the begining of March and work is now commencing to deliver the community’s vision for it.
TurnerFox Construction & Maintenance have been appointed to take forward the village’s ambitious plans for its new community pub.
The work will provide improved facilities for the community and will be completed in three phases:
- Phase One – The Essential works needed before re-opening to improve the toilets, kitchen, windows and some decorating.
- Phase Two – The Extensions and sun terrace
- Phase Three – The Garden, landscaping and car park
Work on the three phases will overlap. Phase one is due for completion in March 2020, with the remaing phases complete during the Summer.
The community will be invited to help with Phase three, especially the improvements to the garden.
Councillor George Walker who is project managing the site for the Flying Club said “An incredible amount of work has gone into this project behind the scenes and now residents and share holders will start to see the benefit of that at the Air Hostess”
“TurnerFox are the ideal fit for us, they’ll hit the ground running and we’re very pleased to be working with them to develop our community pub.”
Kirston Fox of TurnerFox said: “We are delighted to be working on this project with the local community in Tollerton. Our team has over 50 years’ experience within the industry and we’re looking forward to putting that to good use at the Air Hostess.”
“Nobody likes to see a pub close and the way the community has come together to save this one makes it a special project for us to be involved with.”
Councillor Walker and the TurnerFox Team
Local architect and Councillor Tracy Longworth is overseeing design for the Air Hostess “Last year residents told us what sort of pub they would like the Air Hostess to be and that has shaped the design of the building.”
“We’re also working with the tenants on a welcoming new look for the inside of the pub”
Tollerton Flying Club will be providing updates to shareholders and on their website as the building works progress.
Please note that the Air Hostess, car park and gardens are now a working building site and should not be entered. Details of the pub re-opening will be released by the Flying Club during March.