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Foxton Centre sets date for official re-opening after fire damage

Posted on - 25th August, 2014 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Charities, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The work has taken months to restore the building

The work has taken months to restore the building

A centre set up to help the homeless in Preston is set to re-open in September.

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The Foxton Centre on Berry Street caught fire in March and repair work has been ongoing for a number of months.

Fire damage to the centre in March

Fire damage to the centre in March

Shirah Bamber from the centre said: “Thankfully the fire department was there in time to save the majority of the building, however significant fire, water and smoke damage did occur throughout.

“Our team of staff, volunteers and service users have worked hard to turn this difficult situation into an opportunity to replace and renew. The repair and replace list is extensive including hall ceiling, flooring, IT suite, pool table, tables & chairs, interior and exterior doors, lighting, phone lines, and electrics.

“With a combination of insurance money and savings we have been able to update where relevant to make The Centre user friendly for service users, volunteers and staff for the foreseeable future.”

The refurbished centre

The refurbished centre

Inside the new look Foxton centre

Inside the new look Foxton centre

There's still some finishing touches to the centre

There’s still some finishing touches to the centre

Shirah said a number of organisations including the Preston City Trampoline Club, Preston City Council and Community Transport had helped out in the centre during its restoration.

The centre is due to officially re-open on Friday 19 September.

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