Optician's shop restored in Pontefract thanks to Council renovations grant

14/12/2017, PR8720

​The future is looking bright for an optician's building in Pontefract which has been fully restored, thanks to a grant from Wakefield Council.

​An extensive programme of work at Brosgill Opticians, at 4 Market Place, has seen a new shop front installed, with repairs to the roof and front of the building, including replacement render, new windows and signage.

The Council contributed through the Pontefract Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI). The scheme which began in 2011 is aiming to preserve important historic buildings in the Pontefract Market Place Conservation Area.

​Cllr Denise Jeffery, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Regeneration at Wakefield Council, said: "I am delighted to see this wonderful building fully restored and this programme is also helping to improve the town centre.

"The work has been carried out to a very high standard and will be enjoyed now and in the future by residents, businesses and visitors to our historic town."

The THI has funded the repair of 17 key historic buildings in Pontefract's town centre on Gillygate, Ropergate and Market Place over the past six years. Works are planned for three more buildings in early 2018.

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