The team are in the process of manufactures some new tables and a display unit for the cafe at the May Logan Healthy Living Centre.
Many people believe that using a skip is good for the environment and that the contents are recycled. We believe that if an item can be reused, it doesn't need recycling. The Green Team offers an eco-friendly alternative to skip hire that is on average 30% cheaper that hiring a skip and filling it yourself.
For a fixed rate of £300.00, (excluding VAT), you get a luton van, driver and two operatives for the day who will remove all items that you need to get rid of but instead of throwing them in a skip they will bring them back to our warehouse where we will take the time to sort through the contents. Where possible we will reuse them immediately by making them available to low or no income families, charities, community groups or good causes.
Where this is not possible due to damage we will divert them to our Tool Shed projects who will repair, restore, or refurbish them. Anything that is beyond repair will be deconstructed.
Following the meeting of the Breck Road action group Total Reuse called into the old Cabbage Hall pub. The fire damaged former pub popular with Liverpool football fans is being brought back to life as a new hotel complex. Located in Breck Road near Anfield Stadium, and dating back to Victorian times, the building was the target of a suspected arson attack in summer 2010.
Plans were submitted to Liverpool City Council by Dales Management Company to bring the 2.5-storey building back into use as a 69-bedroom hotel and pub. Dales have started to refurbish and extend the current premises, which date back to the early 1900s, by adding an additional storey across the width of the building and four-storey extensions to either end. The ground floor of the building would house the new pub, hotel entrance, five bedrooms and a 580 sq ft retail unit with the remaining rooms to be constructed in the extensions.
Total Reuse have been commissioned to manufacture 40 tables for main restaurant and have already supplied a replacement mirror and mantel re-manufactured from timbers salvaged during the demolition of Vienna Street.
Once the mirror was in place we started on the tables.
Total Reuse have 60 radiators from the former White Star office building in Liverpool. The radiators, kindly donated by the new owners Lawrence and Katie Kenwright of Signature Living, will be turned into functional sculptures in time for the Cunard Lines 175th celebrations in 2015 when the three Queens will grace the River Mersey between the 24th and 26th of May with all three meeting on the Mersey for the first time on 25th.
Albion House (also known as "30 James Street" or White Star Building) is a Grade II listed building constructed between 1896 and 1898 and is positioned on the corner of James Street and The Strand.
Designed by architects Richard Norman Shaw and J. Francis Doyle, it was built for the Ismay, Imrie and Company shipping company, which later became the White Star Line. The facade is constructed from white Portland stone and red brick. After White Star merged with Royal Mail Line the headquarters remained at Albion House until 1934 at which time the British Government forced the merger of Cunard Line and White Star Line.
In 1912, when news of the disaster of the Titanic reached the offices, the officials were too afraid to leave the building, and instead read the names of the deceased from the balcony. During World War II, the gable was damaged and was later rebuilt in the late 1940's. In August 2013 it was announced the building had been acquired by Signature Living with the intention of converting it to a Titanic-themed hotel. (To see the finished hotel, click on Signature Living. This will open the companies website in a new window).
The tables, similar to the picture below, will be manufactured from 100% diverted materials. The radiators are obviously from Albion House, (and who knows which one they may have been leaning on when they lent out the window to confirm the sinking of the Titanic!), and the tops will be from tables where the original base has been damaged beyond repair.
We are in the process of working out how many of each will be available. There will be coffee tables, dining tables and hall tables. We estimate that there will be a maximum of 25 pieces altogether. All radiators will be stripped back to the original cast finish, (as shown below), unless pre ordered and we receive specific instructions on the required finish. This is a one off opportunity to purchase a piece of history that will come with a certificate of authenticity signed by the current owners of the building confirming that the radiators did come from the building and were donated to Total Reuse CIC.
White Star Table Inquiry Form
As part of the Universities refurbishment, the popular Cafe on the Square is being refurbished and Total Reuse have been asked for some ideas. Amongst other things, having already cleared the basement of the Student Guild, we had salvaged a number of items including timber and mirrors so we suggested producing six mirrors, one for each decade that the Guild had been open.
The first task was to refurbish some old church pews that we had in stock and double plump the cushions using new ones donated by Silentnight Brands as surplus stock.