Completion of Phase 2 and Phase 3 Buildings Works

The final finishing touches are being made to the buildings within the second and third phases of the THI project.

In March 2017, the second phase of the building works for Bacup THI began. To complement the beautiful Pioneer Buildng and the iconic RSPCA shop, many of the buildings along St James Street and also the REAL Building on St James Square have been rejuvenated and restored to bring out their architectural features.

The Phase 2 and 3 works have been delivered by Accrington based company, Rosslee Construction LTD. With a proven track record in the restoration of built heritage, Rosslee have transformed the buildings.

Many of the St James Street properties now have new, Victorian style, hardwood shop fronts. Manufactured in Rosslees joinery workshop the shop fronts include ornate and detailed pilasters and corbels, bringing back important historical features to the street scene of Bacup. Sash windows, also an important architectural feature, were also restored or replicated. To find out more about Rosslee Construction and their other projects you can visit their website by clicking here.

Adding the finishing touches to the shop fronts, Steve, from Weir based Broxton Signs, has hand painted and recreated the traditonal signage. You can find out more about Steve and his other work by clicking here.

Working alongside is Pinnacle Stonemasonry LTD. Based in Haslingden, Pinnacle are specialist in stone masonry and restoration. They have clean and re-pointed the properties on St James Street using a traditional hot lime mortar mix. Used because of its ability to allow buildings to breath and move naturally depending on the weather conditions. Their website has lots of information about the work they do and you can find out more by clicking here.

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