Fire-hit Clarendon Primary School demolition starts

Fire-hit Clarendon Primary School demolition starts

Fire-hit Clarendon Primary School demolition starts

First published in News

THE destruction of a 128-year-old school building which was wrecked by fire is under way.

Cranes were in position at the fenced-off former home of Clarendon Primary School in Great Lever yesterday morning.

Part of the damaged roof was removed as well as the upper parts of the exterior walls.

The Victorian school building, which was built in 1886, was badly damaged in a huge blaze which started at about 6pm on July 21.

A fire investigation team was unable to establish the cause of the blaze, with the possibility of an arson attack not ruled out.

It emerged that police had attended the derelict building on Sunday, July 20, to reports that children had broken some windows.

Police advised Bolton Council that the ground floor of the school should be boarded up less than 24 hours before it went up in flames.

Clarendon School vacated the building in April to move into new facilities across the road in Heywood Park.

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7:10am Sat 2 Aug 14

labour out says...

So a beautiful Victorian building goes up in smoke and we don't allow time for a full investigation as to the cause of the fire!
I wonder what will be built in it's place....

This Labour controlled council has been destroying our town building by building for decades it's time to stop the rot and vote them out.
So a beautiful Victorian building goes up in smoke and we don't allow time for a full investigation as to the cause of the fire! I wonder what will be built in it's place.... This Labour controlled council has been destroying our town building by building for decades it's time to stop the rot and vote them out. labour out
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12:26pm Sun 3 Aug 14

William2701 says...

labour out wrote:
So a beautiful Victorian building goes up in smoke and we don't allow time for a full investigation as to the cause of the fire! I wonder what will be built in it's place.... This Labour controlled council has been destroying our town building by building for decades it's time to stop the rot and vote them out.
The investigation has been carried out, as detailed in the report above.

As for the site, when the the planning permission for the new school was controversially passed and building on Bobby Heywood's park allowed (the park having been given to the town of Bolton to be used as a park. leisure space) it was a condition that the area occupied by the original school building be cleared and used as green space to replace land lost in the new school development.
[quote][p][bold]labour out[/bold] wrote: So a beautiful Victorian building goes up in smoke and we don't allow time for a full investigation as to the cause of the fire! I wonder what will be built in it's place.... This Labour controlled council has been destroying our town building by building for decades it's time to stop the rot and vote them out.[/p][/quote]The investigation has been carried out, as detailed in the report above. As for the site, when the the planning permission for the new school was controversially passed and building on Bobby Heywood's park allowed (the park having been given to the town of Bolton to be used as a park. leisure space) it was a condition that the area occupied by the original school building be cleared and used as green space to replace land lost in the new school development. William2701
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