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Work starts on restoring Burnley court to its former glory
1:59pm Tuesday 28th January 2014 in News
WORK has finally begun on restoring an iconic Burnley building.
The old County Court, at the corner of Bankhouse Street and Curzon Street, was bought at auction for £160,000 last year.
Neil Bradbury, of Avalon Developments, said he wanted to convert the landmark into luxury apartments.
Scaffolding has now been erected around the 106-year-old structure and work has started on repairing the roof.
Mr Bradbury said most of the original brickwork remained, alongside the wooden beamed ceiling, staircases and a Royal coat of arms above the main doors.
Inside a courtyard will be created.
The 1908 courthouse was built on the site of Bankhouse, from which the area once took its name, and cost £8,000 to construct.
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