Coal production at Clipstone Colliery ended in 2003 and now all that remains on site are the headstocks, powerhouse and its winders that were granted Grade II Listed status in April 2000.
Whilst it is the end of an era for coal production, repurposing the headstocks as a multifunctional space and community facility offers a great opportunity for the local area.
The proposals have come about after completing optional appraisals, business analysis and taking into consideration the results of public consultations, which focussed on community facilities. Obtaining funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund is key for the Colliery’s redevelopment.
The retention of the two headstocks (the tallest in the UK) and the re-use of the winding house and pit head buildings provide indoor activities space for climbing walls, parkour, indoor skydiving and parachute practice. There is also a cafe and multi functional space which could create up to 60 jobs.