The work will be divided into 3 distinct phases and Phase 1 will see the complete refurbishment of both the Pioneer Building on Rochdale Road and the RSPCA building at 33 St James Street.
As part of the works on Phase 1 we are intending to bring the Pioneer clock back into full working order and we have had discussions with the original installers of the clock to get them to come back and restore the clock to its former glory.
Diane Van Ruitenbeek Vice Chair of the Bacup THI Partnership Board said “ It’s really good news to see the works start on the THI programme. The THI Partnership Board are committed to making the scheme a success and the project team will be working closely with building owners and businesses to ensure the work programme runs as smoothly as possible”.
Stephen Jackson Head of Health Housing and Regeneration at Rossendale Council said “It will be great to see the work start in Bacup, it’s a fantastic town with strong heritage assets for the Valley that we are keen to preserve and the THI project is enabling this.”
In total the Bacup THI Programme will include improvement works to 22 retail premises in the heart of Bacup.