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Next phase of essential safety work at Griffin Lodge begins

Published Wednesday 14 October 2015 at 9:59

The detailed safety and investigatory work is set to start at a fire damaged historic mansion house in Blackburn.

Specialist contractors will be on site at Griffin Lodge in Cavendish Place, Witton, Blackburn from October 19th 2015.

Structural engineers are further assessing the significant damage, carrying out a feasibility study with a view to making recommendations for the future of the Grade 2 listed building which dates back to the 19 Century.

Councillor Andy Kay, executive member for Resources at Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: “

Sadly the insurance money will not go far. We have to focus on the essential safety work, guided by English Heritage given the status on the building. After this work has taken place we can take a realistic look at how Griffin Lodge could potentially be used again in the future.

I’d urge people to remind their children about the dangers of playing in building sites and disused buildings and also ask that people continue to report any suspicious activity. This will help with the wider efforts to protect what is left of the building and any potential future use.”

 

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