The New Mechanics opened in what was now called Birkbeck House with the redevelopment costing around £750,000. The rest of the building was let to tenants, with the Mechanics occupying the first floor.

Facilities provided included: the Members' Lounge, Restaurant, Buttery (Members' Bar), Library & Quiet Room, Billiard Room, Card Room, Chess Room and Activities Room.

The Interior Of The Mechanics At Birkbeck House Covering A Forty Year Period