Colne Health Centre Demolition

Demolition under way on Colne health centre

Work has begun to knock down the former health centre, condemned as “outdated” and “completely at odds” with the local area.

The building on Market Street closed in 2014 following the opening of the new Craddock Road Health Centre, and will now be redeveloped by Pearl, a joint venture between Pendle Council and Barnfield Investment Properties.

The 1970s building is being demolished and will be replaced by a three-storey block of flats, including six apartments for the over 55s over two floors, and retail space at ground floor level.

The health centre sits within a local conservation area, which also includes Richmond Court, the grade two-listed Red Lion pub, and the 15th-century Market Cross opposite the building.

Demolition is due to complete in early October while the apartment block will finish in December 2020.

Tim Webber, managing director of Barnfield, said: “Colne Health Centre, with its outdated appearance and poor design, was completely at odds with the conservation area it was built in.

“As local developers based in Pendle we’re proud to be part of this new scheme which has been designed to be in keeping with its historic surroundings.”

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Demolition under way on Colne health centre
LET’S hope the new refit (building) will serve everyone in Colne area, Poor and well off alike including the old people of Colne as well.
Please Refit this new build place with something that will be useful to all us residents of Colne area not just a select through
On Council of Colne area. It needs to be a meeting place plus a place to seek help by us resident of Colne thank you.
It should also be FREE for all to use at any time of day.
Not another betting shop or Hairdressers or Fast-food shop
Or a beer + coffee shop Lets see what we get voters + residents
of Colne out of this new building now.

By Roy Jenkins

Shame the current 7/8ft wall around the site is effecting local business (Lads & Dads Barbers). They’re effectively hidden from site from passing trade, the main income of their business, so much so that they’re possibly going to close. Surely something can be done?

By Chris