Work is underway on transforming an important part of Blackburn’s ‘cultural quarter’ – Blakey Moor Terrace.
For the last 100 years, the building has stood opposite the grand King George’s Hall – and for many decades before that too.
Dating back to the 1800s, and with a variety of uses over the years, the building had sadly started to show its age in recent years, lying largely empty and slowly falling into serious disrepair.
But now, as part of the council’s £3m Townscape Heritage project with the National Lottery Heritage Fund, work has started that will see new life breathed into the building.
Blackburn-based Forrest Joinery and Construction Contracts Ltd are leading on the impressive renovations designed by award-winning architects, Group Ginger.
It’ll see the building split into two – ideal locations for new eateries in the town – one with an impressive mezzanine floor.
And, with new occupiers soon to be announced for the former Baroque bar and East Z East busy serving up its quality Indian cuisine, the whole area is already seeing a revival.