Bacup's iconic buildings to be restored in September

Bacup's iconic buildings to be restored in September

Bacup's iconic buildings to be restored in September

First published in News

WORK on 51 of Bacup’s most iconic buildings is set to begin in September, it has been announced.

Jake Berry, MP for Rossendale, said he has held a productive meeting with people involved with the £2million regeneration of the town centre, adding that work will begin in five months.

The Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank, the Pioneer Buildings, the REAL Building, and St James’ Square roundabout are at the top of the council’s list for improvements.

Shops numbered 3 - 33 in St James’ Square are also considered as priorities for works to be financed following a successful bid for Heritage Lottery Fund cash.

The council is also looking at pedestrianising the square.

In order for the frontages to be improved, the council needs the owners of the buildings to agree to put up 10per cent of the money of each individual project, with the grant paying for the rest.

The council is planning to carry out the works in blocks of four or five, to avoid excessive disruption.

Internal works can be carried out on empty buildings, but the project will mainly focus on frontages.

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11:06am Wed 23 Apr 14

GAC says...

10% of your own money to get your building up to scratch, funny how its public money being spent on buildings land lords just want the rents for rather than look after them.

anyways im sure b and e boys will be happy when the bingo hall ends up having money thrown at it eventually, i know its been said its not on the list and wont be but honestly i dont believe it. given enough time it will be looked at as its such a mess.
10% of your own money to get your building up to scratch, funny how its public money being spent on buildings land lords just want the rents for rather than look after them. anyways im sure b and e boys will be happy when the bingo hall ends up having money thrown at it eventually, i know its been said its not on the list and wont be but honestly i dont believe it. given enough time it will be looked at as its such a mess. GAC
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8:05pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Loving lances says...

GAC, you are right. But it just needs demolishing, not
a facelift. Some owners are just waiting for properties to gain value.
GAC, you are right. But it just needs demolishing, not a facelift. Some owners are just waiting for properties to gain value. Loving lances
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9:05am Thu 24 Apr 14

Box Pool says...

I am a bit confused, what has this got to do with Jake Berry?
I am a bit confused, what has this got to do with Jake Berry? Box Pool
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