2008 – Stage 1 – Design Team
A Lion Salt Works project board will manage the bill of quantities and contractor procurement, utilising the skills of Manchester firm Turner & Townsend and Chester architects Donald Insall Associates.
The Lion Salt Works Trust will continue to develop and improve facilities within the current exhibition space, including an exhibition about the development.
2009 – Stage 2 – Restoration Works
First building contractors on site. Changing exhibitions describing the restoration with video links to the actual buildings being restored. Dismantling and rebuilding of Stove House 5.
2010 – Opening of Stove House 5
The opening of facilities within Stove Hose 5, with café, shop and display material. Restoration works continue on Pan Houses and Stove Houses 2, 3 and 4.
2011 – Stage 3 – Full complex open