Hurstwood Plans to restore heritage arcade in Rossendale

Hurstwood Holdings has submitted a planning application for the redevelopment of the Heritage Arcade and adjacent buildings in Rawtenstall, Rossendale to create a new residential scheme comprising 42 two bed apartments with car parking and landscaped amenity space.

Situated on Bacup Road, the Heritage Arcade was first built as The Picture House cinema in 1920 before being converted to a shopping arcade in the 1990s but has been vacant for some time.  The proposed scheme designed by the Baldwin Design Consultancy incorporates key elements of the Art Deco building including the retention of the prominent façade and the use of the existing natural stone.

Sam Ashworth, Development Manager at Hurstwood Holdings, comments: “As a company that originates from Rossendale, we are always keen to work on projects that further enhance and benefit our home town.  We have worked closely with both the Rossendale Borough Council and Historic England over the last two years to create a scheme that not only sensitively restores and retains many of its important original features but also breathes new life back into this neglected and semi derelict building that has remained empty for many years.”

Sam continues: “We have been really encouraged by the support that we have already received from many local residents and businesses who are keen to see something positive finally happen to this forgotten building.  Rossendale continues to benefit from significant investment as part of its ongoing redevelopment and this scheme will be another important step in its transformation.”

Based in Manchester, Hurstwood Holdings is a commercial investment group with over £160m of commercial assets on 100 sites nationwide housing over 700 occupier clients.