Situated in Padiham, Lancashire
Restoration of historic building following devastating floods
Following the devastation of the 2015 Boxing Day floods, Burnley Council’s Planning Committee approved plans to refurbish the building, involving 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 renowned sprung wooden dancefloor that once stood proudly in Padiham Town Hall was one of the major casualties of the 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 works consisted of asbestos removal works and flood protection measures in the form of flood resilient windows, barriers and doors.