A centre set up to help the homeless in Preston is set to re-open in September.Advertisement
The Foxton Centre on Berry Street caught fire in March and repair work has been ongoing for a number of months.
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.”
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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