'Birdcage' to be repaired

Last Updated: 15 August 2022

11 August 2022

Work is being carried out to repair a Kendal town centre landmark.

The glass and steel shelter at the top of Finkle Street, known as the ‘Birdcage’, was damaged when a delivery vehicle collided with the structure.

South Lakeland District Council, which owns the shelter, is arranging repairs to some damaged glazing and some of the metal frame.

A spokesperson for the council explained: “We have had to go through insurers to sort out the claim and to get the repairs authorised. Some of the work requires bespoke metalwork fabrication and specialist glazing to be custom made, but we are hoping to have our contractors on site as soon as possible to remove the damaged parts and take templates for the replacements to be made off-site.

“Once the new components have been fabricated, the contractors will return to site to install them and complete the repairs.

“In the meantime, we have had to cordon off the structure to ensure public safety. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank people for their patience while the repairs are progressed.’’