Darwen building watch goes on following floods

First published in North West

COUNCIL bosses are still reviewing the state of a town centre building that was on the brink of collapse after floods in Darwen.

The building in Railway Road has been supported by wooden buttresses for several weeks after the torrential downpours caused a culvert to collapse, leaving a hole in the alley behind the row of buildings.

At the time, the neighbouring barber shop and nearby solicitors Watson and Ramsbottom solicitors were evacuated.

Knott Street, which is directly behind the building, was closed for some time, but recently reopened when it was deemed safe.

Blackburn with Darwen Council’s highways manager George Bell said: “We are closely monitoring the building and are in discussions with the owner about resolving the situation.”

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8:43pm Fri 24 Aug 12

goldfinger59 says...

I looked at the back of this building the other day, noticed it is up for sale, it does look pretty serious when you see the holes in the back alley and under the walls. If the estate agent describes it as "A cracking building" they would be telling the truth for a change :)
I looked at the back of this building the other day, noticed it is up for sale, it does look pretty serious when you see the holes in the back alley and under the walls. If the estate agent describes it as "A cracking building" they would be telling the truth for a change :) goldfinger59
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9:49pm Fri 24 Aug 12

bril67 says...

knott st deemed safe because its to expensive to repair it
knott st deemed safe because its to expensive to repair it bril67
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