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University Technical College, Victoria Mill, Burnley, Lancashire. Archaeological Building investigation.

Wild, Chris (2012) University Technical College, Victoria Mill, Burnley, Lancashire. Archaeological Building investigation. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Victoria Mill was erected in 1854 as a cotton-spinning mill in an industrial sector of Burnley that became known famously as the ‘Weavers’ Triangle’ (centred on NGR SD 83362 32609). In 1991, on account of its special historic and architectural interest, Victoria Mill was designated a Grade II Listed Building. However, the buildings have been vacant for several years and, until most recently, were in a very poor condition. Following the collapse of a private sector application to promote a mixed-use commercial development on the site in 2008, Victoria Mill was acquired by Burnley Borough Council to secure the buildings for future refurbishment. In the first instance, a programme of urgent works was implemented to stabilise the buildings, secure them from vandalism, and make the structures watertight. In April 2012, following the completion of the urgent repairs work, a planning application was submitted to develop the Victoria Mill complex as a new University Technical College (UTC). This major scheme is being led by Training 2000, with private sector partners in the aerospace industry, and aims to create a facility focusing on training in engineering and construction. The project is being delivered by Barnfield Investment Properties in partnership with Burnley Council.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Lancashire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4573
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:03 Jan 2019 13:01
Last Modified:03 Jan 2019 13:01

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