B & E Boys are proud to announce that the long awaited refurbishment of Padiham Town Hall has now begun after the devastating Boxing Day floods of 2015.
Burnley Borough Council has awarded this extensive project to B & E Boys and joinery renewals and decoration works are already underway.
The project also includes boiler renewals and lift renewals, as well as wiring repairs. In addition, the bar area of the Grade II listed building are to be given a complete facelift with the installation of brand new walls, new finishes and two brand new bars. Before the floods, it was the huge sprung wooden dancefloor that Padiham Town Hall was most renowned for – and this was one of most publicised casualties after the River Calder burst its banks on that fateful day in 2015. The dancefloor was completely ruined but now a new dancefloor is to be installed in what will be one of the last remaining hand-wound dancefloors in the region.
The future of Padiham Town Hall has been a regular local news item over the last year or so as the true extent of the damage caused and the work required to restore the fantastic Art Deco building became clear. B & E Boys Ltd have been working in close partnership with Project Managers, Liberata Properties to ensure that the very best value-for-money resolution is achieved with the project.
Very few Ribble Valley residents will ever forget the Boxing Day floods of 2015. Extensive flooding occurred across much of the North that day, but Lancashire was certainly one of the worst areas affected. In fact, barely a corner of East Lancashire was left unaffected after unprecedented floods and record river levels left a trail of destruction.
Hundreds of people were left homeless on Boxing Day. The Army had to be called in to help with the evacuation of homes in the Ribble Valley, with waters waist-high in some places.
In all, firefighters had to deal with 350 flood-related incidents and the Environment Agency issued a red alert warning for the county, meaning there was a danger to life.
Padiham bore the brunt of the damage with water pouring into the town hall, shops and businesses on that Boxing Day morning. The local fire station was also flooded. Then hundreds of homes were left without power.
When the dust settled Padiham Town Hall was described as being a scene of devastation. Everything in the ballroom was ruined. The dancefloor, carpets, curtains, bar and all electrical appliances were all destroyed. A full environmental clean-up was necessary to make the lower ground and ground floors safe to the public once again.
B & E Boys were keen to get involved with the important refurbishment project of Padiham Town Hall. It continues our proud tradition of restoring iconic buildings back to former glories so that they can take pride of place once again and be enjoyed by the local community.