Former court in Burnley is set to become a des res

The former county court shrouded in scaffolding

The former county court shrouded in scaffolding

First published in News

WORK to transform one of Burnley most iconic buildings into an apartment block is ‘well under way’ according to developers.

The former County Court in Bankhouse Street, which has been derelict since 1986, is covered in scaffolding as builders work to convert the site into eight apartments.

Ms E Kasur of South Street, Rochdale, was granted planning permission last August to refurbish the 12,000 square foot building. The building, erected in 1908, retains most of its original brickwork alongside a wooden beamed ceiling, staircases and a Royal coat of arms above the main doors.

In a statement, Ms Kasur said it was her intention to ‘restore this building and retain its original look, making it a showcase feature aesthetically to the local area’.

She added: “The development would contribute to sustainability in terms of location, design, energy and use of local materials and labour.”

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6:58pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Lancs_Lad says...

I've been checking out the refurbishment whilst waiting at the traffic lights across the road and it looks to be coming on nicely.

Very pleased to see this excellent example of a grand Edwardian building being put back into use. I just hope that the work is carried out exactly as agreed and it is well maintained in the future.

If it is - well done Ms. Kasur.
I've been checking out the refurbishment whilst waiting at the traffic lights across the road and it looks to be coming on nicely. Very pleased to see this excellent example of a grand Edwardian building being put back into use. I just hope that the work is carried out exactly as agreed and it is well maintained in the future. If it is - well done Ms. Kasur. Lancs_Lad
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4:46pm Sat 5 Apr 14

turbo5 says...

Massive improvement and thankfully this builder has invested in this former eyesore. However what's with the white PVC windows and brown ones on the dorma windows ?
Massive improvement and thankfully this builder has invested in this former eyesore. However what's with the white PVC windows and brown ones on the dorma windows ? turbo5
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