Bacup HAZ

Historic Bacup building receives funding boost

Published on October 1, 2021 at 10:19 am

AN HISTORIC community building is the first to receive a grant from the Bacup High Street Heritage Action Zone (HAZ).

In 2020 Rossendale Council was successful in securing £1.08 million from Historic England for a four-year project to repurpose old buildings and underused floor space.

The ABD Centre in Burnley Road was built as a Liberal Club in 1892 and the building and furniture cost £5,000 – £2,000 of which was provided by John Henry Maden – one of the town’s benefactors and a former JP, a Liberal Councillor, County Councillor, Mayor of Bacup and MP for Rossendale.

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Work to begin following Bacup’s funding success

Published on June 12, 2020 at 10:10 am

Work on a High Street Heritage Action Zone in Bacup is to begin after £1.085m in grant funding was confirmed.

Rossendale Council applied to Historic England for funding to restore and repurpose 22 buildings including the former Regal Cinema.

Properties will be given a new lease of life and see their architectural features refurbished using traditional materials and techniques.

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