A signal box at Chorleywood Station that has been restored by Transport for London (TfL) is now open for ideas on how to utilise the space.
Work by both Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) and Chorleywood Residents Association (CRA) saw them persuade TfL to renovate the signal box.
The restored building is currently empty, and residents have been discussing how the signal box could be used, which is subject to a TfL agreement.
The space before the renovation was decaying and was in a really bad state said Owen Edis, chairman of CRA.
He said: “They have renovated it, but before that, it was decaying, disgusting and was in a poor state.
“Now it’s a really great space but it has no use. We are looking for ideas and feedback from locals about what we can do with this space.”
Locals have taken to Facebook to express their ideas for the space, with some suggesting that it should be a library or a free art gallery for local artists.
Owen added: “We have already had some great feedback, with some residents saying it should be a Chorleywood Station museum with pictures and information about the station from the steam train days to what it looks like now.
“Some have said that it should be a space for local artists to showcase their work. All of these ideas are really good but any real movement on the project would have to be in consultation with TfL.”
The Chorleywood Residents Association, who secured the listed building, are also seeking a resident who would be willing to lead the project.
He said: “CRA are interested with any ideas for this space and anyone that is interested in leading a potential project for this space should get in contact with us.”
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