Hamlet pumped up for future

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Improvement work at one of Sheffield’s most famous heritage sites is a step closer to completion with the installation of new heat pumps.

The pumps at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet will provide heating for a new learning centre that is set to open next Easter.

The site will also reopen to the public with working waterwheels, currently being restored thanks to a project supported by just under £900,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

When complete it will transform the 18th century industrial works with essential conservation and restoration work.

Pete Brown of the Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust said: “We are really pleased with the way the project is reviving the Hamlet. It is our goal for the new learning centre to be a hub for community activity and a base to enable people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to explore Abbeydale’s fascinating history.”