Property developer restores historic Burnley town centre building to its former glory

A grade two listed building in Burnley, that was almost derelict in parts, has been completely renovated.

Friday, 21st August 2020, 7:00 am

Property developer Jimmy Pilling has endeavoured to keep existing features in the Yorke Street property during the eight month renovation project.

He bought the three storey town centre building, which is at the bottom of Manchester Road and opposite the Mechanics, in 2018.

Mr Pilling said: "“I am very pleased with the outcome of the property as it makes the building more aesthetically pleasing to look at.

This grade two listed building in Burnley town centre has been renovated with many original features retained where possible.

"The building was almost derelict on the first and second floor when I purchased it.

"When renovating the property I tried to keep existing features such as the handrail and ornate arch.

" All architraves for doors were manufactured at a local company as some of the originals were beyond repair."

As all the windows were rotten they had to be replaced so Mr Pilling had direct replicas produced.

The interior of the property before work began

All the glass for the windows, which was 147 separate panes in total, was bedded in with putty and pointed on the outside, replicating building practises that would have been used when the property was built.

The first and second floor has now been rented out to Kip MvGrath Maths and English tuition. The ground floor is rented out to different companies including Our Eddie's barbers, Carol of Sweeney Todd's, Delilah's Beauty and Kabello hair salon.

Another 'before' interior shot of the Yorke Street building that has been refurbished
The interior of the Yorke Street building after the renovation project
One of the ornate arches restored in the property