History of ReStore

Early in 2006 Cothrom ReStore opened as a furniture reuse and restoration project, the main purpose of which was to offer their students real work placements whilst providing a worthwhile and innovative service to the community

Premises acquired at the Crossroads, Bornish in 2005 were subsequently renovated to make them fit for purpose, providing both a shop for the display of furniture alongside a small workshop. Funding was also obtained to purchase the Re-Store van which can be seen throughout the islands delivering and collecting furniture.

Over the years many students and volunteers have benefited from raising their skills while contributing to the community. However, in order to facilitate further growth and improved services, Cothrom now wish to take the project one step further and plans to develop custom built premises consisting of a good-sized furniture store, a variety of workshops and shop, alongside a textile and a garden store, office and staff accommodation, on land adjacent to the Cothrom Learning Centre at Ormiclate. Re-Store wishes to respond to customer and community needs at all times, and will gladly consider any suggestions for new recycling initiatives.

       

Existing premises and delivery van