B&E Boys can report the successful completion and handover of the Padiham Town Hall project. Work began in the spring on the long awaited refurbishment works which were necessary following the devastation of the 2015 Boxing Day floods.
Of course, the residents of Padiham need no reminding of the havoc that was wreaked on that day two years ago. The Environment Agency issued a red alert warning across the county, the Army was called in, and hundreds were forced out of their homes by the floods.
Padiham was badly affected and after the worst of the weather had passed, the Town Hall really was a scene of devastation. The ballroom was absolutely ruined and virtually everything on the lower ground and ground floors had been destroyed.
Burnley Council’s Planning Committee approved plans to refurbish the building and to protect it from flooding in the future. This would involve both the reinstatement of building fabric and fittings as well as the introduction of flood resilience measures whilst the building was partly occupied for the duration of the project. The work was put out to tender and B&E Boys were awarded the extensive project.
Working closely with Liberata Properties, Project Managers, steps were taken to ensure that the project delivered the very best value-for-money.
The renowned sprung wooden dancefloor that once stood proudly in Padiham Town Hall was one of the major casualties of the Boxing Day floods. Replacing it was a major aspect of the project. A new dancefloor – one of the last hand-wound floors in the North West – was installed. Two brand new bars and brand new walls gave the Town Hall a facelift. Other work included lift and boiler renewals, and wiring repairs.
Additional work was required too. This consisted of asbestos removal works and flood protection measures in the form of flood resilient windows, barriers and doors.
Naturally, we are pleased to successfully complete another major project on schedule and within budget, but we take even greater satisfaction in enabling Padiham Town Hall to once again take pride of place in the town.