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Prestige Building (1937 Range Only)

A Grade II Listed Building in Burnley, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7946 / 53°47'40"N

Longitude: -2.2412 / 2°14'28"W

OS Eastings: 384209

OS Northings: 433171

OS Grid: SD842331

Mapcode National: GBR DSSK.LG

Mapcode Global: WHB7X.JWZC

Plus Code: 9C5VQQV5+RG

Entry Name: Prestige Building (1937 Range Only)

Listing Date: 2 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270973

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467046

Location: Burnley, Lancashire, BB11

County: Lancashire

District: Burnley

Town: Burnley

Electoral Ward/Division: Daneshouse with Stoneyholme

Built-Up Area: Burnley

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Burnley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


906-1/10/48 (West side)
02/05/95 Prestige Building (1937 range only)


Factory. 1937. By Wallis, Gilbert and Partners, for Burnley
Corporation. Red brick in stretcher bond with deep bands of
soldier coursing, concrete dressings (now texture-coated),
metal-framed and a flat roof concealed but probably asphalt.
Modernist style. Long rectangular plan parallel to road with
office block projected from the centre (extensive workshops to
rear not included).
EXTERIOR: 2 storey centre of 1:5:1 bays, with long
single-storey 4-window side ranges; symmetrical, and strongly
rectilinear; with white concrete plinths, sillbands, and
narrow sunk friezes with simple projected cornices. The centre
has a giant 5-bay rectangular recess with splayed concrete
reveals moulded in 3 orders, a tall ground floor guarded by 6
free-standing concrete columnar lamp standards which have
vertical ovolo-and-fillet moulding and are surmounted by
ovoid-shaped metal lamps with oval glazing (resembling
helmets); a large square-headed doorway in the centre with
glazed double doors furnished with long pendent brass handles
curved at the foot and a large rectangular overlight with Art
Deco curvilinear glazing bars; one large square-headed window
in each of the other bays; a broad band of soldier coursing
over these openings, and continuous fenestration at 1st floor
with a rippled concrete apron. The outer bays each have a
2-storey window to the height of the recess, and the
"entablature" to the whole of this block is a thick sandwich
of stretcher bond between bands of soldier coursing (now with
"THE PRESTIGE GROUP PLC" in large attached lettering). The
4-window set-back side ranges are lower and have wide oblong
3-light windows with flat-faced concrete mullions and concrete
lintels. The 2-window left return is in matching style; the
right-hand return has an exposed basement with former loading
INTERIOR: fine entrance hall containing doglegged staircase
with smooth marble wall and brass handrail.
HISTORY: built by Burnley Corporation development Committee to
ameliorate the effects of the decline of the cotton industry
in the town; designed by Wallis, Gilbert & Partners,
architects of (inter alia) the Firestone Factory, Brentwood,
and the Hoover Factory in London.

Listing NGR: SD8420933171

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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