Building Schemes – The Story So Far.

The HAZ funding is taking shape on Lower Saint James Street. The goal – changing perceptions of heritage and enhancing local historic character, making the conservation area an attractive, engaging and vibrant place.

Country House Gallery –

The Country House Gallery has received a grant to re-decorate the shop front to showcase traditional techniques and heritage skills to owners, businesses and visitors to St James’s Street, Burnley.

  • Decorative photo of newly painted shop front with a grey exterior on a sunny day.

This Country House Gallery shop front scheme took place in the 2021 of the HAZ project,

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143 Saint James Street –

The shop front restoration schemes to be completed which included replacement shopfront and sash windows to front elevation. External fabric repairs including repointing, re-roofing, replacement of chimney stack and re-lining of gutters. 

This scheme has been vital to demonstrate to other properties the fantastic opportunity that the High Street HAZ scheme provides. Breathing life into a building that is in a prominent position on the high street. 

The scheme was delivered by Penyard Contractors. The proposals were put together by professional agent Lea Hough, with input from the owner, Buttress Architects, and Burnley council’s planning officer. 

Before the works started on 143 Saint James Street it was in a poor state of repair. Subject to alterations that detracted from its historic character and did not comply with the standards set for the conservation area.

143 is completed and has benefit from a new traditional shop front and awning, sash windows, re-roof , replacement of chimney stack and relining of gutters. This project has uplifted the block and compliments other properties on the block and the new public realm works.

160 Saint James Street

This project consisted of traditional shopfront, reinstatement of original bays windows, and rainwater goods. Internal works to bring a vacant space back into use as creative spaces for local practitioners.

Internally is has been converted from a vacant café into office / exhibition space creating a public facing cultural community hub.  This has brought new activity and life into the High Street Heritage Action Zone conservation area and is a great outcome of the project

Upcoming Projects

As of March 2023 we have a further 2 projects under way, 2 at tender stages. More projects are at design and tender stages.

158 Saint James Street – The project is underway and consists of replacement shopfront, re-instatement of original bay windows and rainwater goods. 

This projects is under consideration.

156 Saint James’s Street

The project is underway and consists of replacement shopfront, re-instatement of original bay windows and rainwater goods. 

This project is due to be completed early spring.

153 Saint James’ Street – This is at tender stages

141 (left) & 139 (right) Saint James Street – This got to tender stages but the property owner has decide not to proceed.

123-125 saint James Street- Work is due to start in August. The view for completion is December 2023