The next phase of an exciting £2m project to refurbish some of Bacup’s most historical buildings has now begun.
Which Buildings are in the Project?
Bacup is one of the best preserved examples of an early Pennine industrial town. The THI project is seeking to enhance this unique built heritage and to strengthen its economic future through the restoration of key buildings in need of improvement that also help to tell the story of the development of Bacup Town Centre.
For this reason the main focus of the THI is the shops on St James Street which contains some of the oldest surviving buildings in the town centre, some dating from as early as the 1840’s.
Other buildings in the scheme include the Grade II Listed Lancashire & Yorkshire Bank building on Market Street, Pioneer Buildings on Rochdale Road (a surviving example of an early purpose built Co-operative department store built in 1914), and the former electricity showrooms at 6-8 St James Square (built as part of an unrealised masterplan to redevelop Bacup town Centre in the 1930’s).