RTC to complete waterproofing works in £7.5m Blackpool Council Stanley Buildings transformation

Blackpool Council Stanley Buildings

RTC have been appointed as the specialist waterproofing contractor as part of the major conversion of the 1930s Blackpool Council art deco Stanley Buildings into a £7.5m business hub.

The scheme that will see the historic Stanley buildings, located in the town centre, converted into a modern, vibrant business hub for start-ups and growing small businesses, is led by Blackpool Council.

Cassidy + Ashton has been appointed the lead architects and town planners on the project. Local construction company, F Parkinson Ltd, has been appointed the main contractor with works set to complete by spring 2025.

Renovation of Blackpool Council Stanley Buildings to create business hub

Forty four offices and meeting facilities will be created on the upper floors, alongside extensive ground floor co-working space offering flexible and dedicated hot desks and member benefits.

Situated on a triangular plot between Caunce Street, Church Street and Cookson Street, the heritage building was built in 1935.

It was designed by the borough architect, John Charles Robinson, famous for a wide range of civic buildings such as Derby Baths and South Shore Open Air Baths.

Restoration and repair works will focus on critical areas including roof replacement, installation of new windows to all upper floors, brick repair and render, and restoration and cleaning of exterior faience and mosaic tiles.

Initially, eight shopfronts will be fully replaced, with the aim to restore all shopfronts.

The development is part of wider plans to make the town centre more attractive to residents, businesses and investors.

We are looking forward to the work commencing on-site. The proposals balance the need to protect and restore the heritage aspects of the building complex, while modernising and breathing new life into the internal spaces to transform them into an attractive working environment.

The project is being developed in line with Blackpool Council’s net-zero objective, with both air source heat pumps and solar panels installed to power the office spaces.

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