51 & 53 Rochdale Road, Middleton


Rochdale Borough Council

Project cost




Project Description

Restoration of two Grade II listed historic Edgar Wood Houses

BTP was appointed by Rochdale Borough Council to refurbish and restore two Grade II listed houses, originally designed by famous local architect, Edgar Wood.  BTP delivered the refurbishment works as part of a wider project by the local authority to restore houses of historic interest.

BTP specified a programme of vital maintenance repairs carried out by J&S Construction and oversaw the refurbishment of the buildings by undertaking painstaking historical research to bring them back to life.

The project was funded by the Middleton Townscape Heritage Initiative (HLF and Rochdale Council) and also the residents.

Lee Podmore, Director at BTP said: “We are delighted to have played our part in restoring these historic properties to their former glory. For the project to win this award, voted for by Rochdale residents, is the icing on the cake.”

Work carried out by BTP included initial surveys, detailed design and full contract administration as well as rebuilding, replacement of railings and upgrades to existing boundary walls, re-roofing, pointing, window and door repairs and external redecoration.

Thanks to photographer Alan Hamer for the use of the photographs.

Client Testimonial

The skill and delicacy with which the restoration of this pair of Grade 2 listed properties have been undertaken is superb and the work has ensured that the special architectural and historic interest of these important buildings will be preserved.

Councillor June West, Chair of Middleton Township and Board Member of the Middleton Townscape Heritage Initiative

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