Towneley Hall, Burnley, P.Google Earth 0
The contract for the work will be awarded to a Lancashire-based company. Credit: Google Earth

Burnley seeks contractor for heritage restoration 

Dan Whelan

Towneley Hall is to undergo a £3.3m package of repairs including work to fix damaged roofs and address dry rot. 

Burnley Council, which owns and operates the grade one-listed hall as an art gallery and museum, is looking for a contractor to carry out the 36-month project. 

The work required was identified during a survey undertaken by conservation architects Knox McConnell. Burnley has subsequently appointed the architect to advise on the repair of Towneley Hall. 

The work to be carried out includes: 

  • Replacement of the slate roofs on each of the three wings of the hall 
  • Re-pointing of high-level stonework and dismantling and rebuilding sections 
  • Treatment of dry rot in the north tower and art gallery  
  • Repair of ornate Baroque plasterwork ceiling in Great Hall  
  • Repair and replacement 130 windows.  

The contract for the work will be awarded to a Lancashire-based company, according to tender documents. 

The hall, which sits in 440-acres of grounds, was occupied by the Towneley family from 1200 until 1902. 

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