Further checks to Blackburn town hall

First published in News

The pavement and highway at the back of Blackburn Town Hall is set to remain partially blocked while further safety checks and repairs take place.

Tackett Street, which leads on to Exchange Street, and the walkway between the Victorian building and the shopping centre was fully sealed off after February’s storms blew a panel of cladding of the nearby council tower block.

Although the initial damage has been repaired, building inspectors are now examining the surrounding panels to make sure there is no long term damage that will cause further masonry falls.

Tackett Street and the pedestrian area between the Mall Shopping Centre and the Old Town Hall has now been partially opened up for pedestrians.

However the passageway will be closed if high winds are forecast in the coming weeks.

Engineers are hopeful that the full safety work can be completed by mid-April and the area fully opened up again.

Blackburn with Darwen executive director Andrew Lightfoot said “The Tackett St Closure is currently opened up as we have light winds which present no risk of cladding damage.

“The Town Hall Street pedestrian area between BHS and the Old Town Hall has been opened up with a protected walkway.

“The Tackett Street area will be closed off and opened up according to weather and wind speeds until the panels on the Tower Block are replaced or repaired in early April.”

The storms and high winds in Mid-February caused extensive damage across East Lancashire including bringing down trees in Clitheroe, Whalley, Blackburn, Clayton-le-Moors and Burnley.

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5:28pm Sat 29 Mar 14

phil kernot says...

Hope the rest blows off ,, it's ugly and un keeping with the area , looks like somthing out of judge dredd city ,,, saying that that monstracty at the top of king st those flats look like a kids plastic castle bought from toys r us ,,, The mind boggles who gives these people permission to put these things up
Hope the rest blows off ,, it's ugly and un keeping with the area , looks like somthing out of judge dredd city ,,, saying that that monstracty at the top of king st those flats look like a kids plastic castle bought from toys r us ,,, The mind boggles who gives these people permission to put these things up phil kernot
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10:25pm Sat 29 Mar 14

mmickk says...

Where is a sink hole when you need one! Only Blackburn clown hall would look like old mans undies y-fronts.
Where is a sink hole when you need one! Only Blackburn clown hall would look like old mans undies y-fronts. mmickk
  • Score: 2

9:34pm Sun 30 Mar 14

woolywords says...

phil kernot wrote:
Hope the rest blows off ,, it's ugly and un keeping with the area , looks like somthing out of judge dredd city ,,, saying that that monstracty at the top of king st those flats look like a kids plastic castle bought from toys r us ,,, The mind boggles who gives these people permission to put these things up
Think that's bad, wait until you see this..
Next time you are have finished your breakfast at Sandra's' and going back to work past the Devonshire Hotel(?), slow down.
Firstly, there is a view of an opened up River Blakewater to look out for, that everyone was banging on about, and then, further upstream is, the rear of the Youth Zone and it's cladding. Am not going to spoil it for you but, it's not so much of a Tangerine Dream, as more of a Tango'd Nightmare.
And, I hear that there is a plan to demolish the buildings on Devonshire St that hide this 'thing'.
[quote][p][bold]phil kernot[/bold] wrote: Hope the rest blows off ,, it's ugly and un keeping with the area , looks like somthing out of judge dredd city ,,, saying that that monstracty at the top of king st those flats look like a kids plastic castle bought from toys r us ,,, The mind boggles who gives these people permission to put these things up[/p][/quote]Think that's bad, wait until you see this.. Next time you are have finished your breakfast at Sandra's' and going back to work past the Devonshire Hotel(?), slow down. Firstly, there is a view of an opened up River Blakewater to look out for, that everyone was banging on about, and then, further upstream is, the rear of the Youth Zone and it's cladding. Am not going to spoil it for you but, it's not so much of a Tangerine Dream, as more of a Tango'd Nightmare. And, I hear that there is a plan to demolish the buildings on Devonshire St that hide this 'thing'. woolywords
  • Score: 4

10:57am Thu 3 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

I think they need to check what is on the inside and get rid of that/them first
I think they need to check what is on the inside and get rid of that/them first ConcernedOssy
  • Score: -1

11:01am Thu 3 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

I think they need to check what is on the inside and get rid of that/them first engineers? Light winds ? Where do they get these people from and then give them such high remuneration for poor advice
I think they need to check what is on the inside and get rid of that/them first engineers? Light winds ? Where do they get these people from and then give them such high remuneration for poor advice ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 1

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