Barnfield JV completes Victorian street renovation

Pendle Council and Barnfield Investment Properties have completed the transformation of 13 derelict properties on Stanley Street in Whitefield, Nelson into one two-bedroom and six four-bedroom houses.

The main contractor was Nelson-based Barnfield Construction. This was the first housing project involving Pearl2, the council's joint venture company with Barnfield Investment Properties.

Funding came from the Homes & Communities Agency, Regenerate Pennine Lancashire and the Heritage Lottery Fund's Townscape Heritage Initiative.

Stanley Street is a main route into the town centre and the project is part of wider regeneration work to revitalise Nelson.

The Victorian homes have been refurbished and modernised and are equipped with eco features including a combined heat and power boiler made in Lancashire and sun pipes.

As Stanley Street is in the Whitefield Conservation Area, particular attention has been paid to restoring and recreating period detail including sash widows, wood-panelled doors and traditionally tooled chimney stacks.

Brian Cookson, the Council's Executive Director for Regeneration, said: "The scheme had to balance heritage-conservation with energy efficiency and the need to create a mixed type of housing. These are the keys to long-term stability and a thriving neighbourhood."

Iftekhar Bokhari, the council's senior regeneration officer for Whitefield, said: "The scheme has been welcomed by the local community – it extends housing choice in an area dominated by two-bedroomed properties."

Liberata co-ordinated the refurbishment work and is managing the sale of the properties. The houses are on sale with offers invited from £149,950 for the four-bedroomed homes.

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I am writing to inform you that, I was intresented in this particular property I had a visit in these houses aswell but after the visit it really put me down because the price was very high and the way these houses are designed arnt really good the work is done really nice but the way its desgined really messed everything up. The design of these houses isnt very appropriate as the price is very high these houses should recommend a better suitable design. There is NOT any entrance for the house. There should have been a entrance to welcome people but there isnt, there are just to rooms at the front side which is useful if it had a entrance but for now its useless. The hall in the house isnt appropriate aswell as it has got an wall in between the hall, there should have been a proper long hall which would have been great. Once again I think the prices of these houses are very high! Because houses which worth round about 150,000 they have there own garage, garden, there own parking place and every other suitable need which is required. But these houses do not have anything like that. Council have spent so much money on these houses they should have designed it better like the houses which have a good entrance and everything which an semi-detached house have. I think the prices of these houses should decrease as not many people will be intresented if the houses prices get low/decrease some people may be intresented in these properties. My request to you is that you decrease the prices of these houses. Thank you for spending your time reading I would be looking forward for feedback.


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