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Grade II listed structure at Keighley station needs urgent repairs

Wednesday, 8 May 2024 19:53

By Chris Young, Local Democracy Reporter

Work is needed to prevent a waiting room at Keighley station that is currently in “poor condition” from falling into complete disrepair.

Network Rail is in the process of a refurbishment of Keighley Railway Station – a Grade II listed site.

But the national body has now applied for listed building consent to carry out urgent repairs to the waiting shelter at Platform 1 of the historic station.

The application says the shelter’s gables are in poor condition, and that stonework “is showing signs of displacement.”

It adds: “The proposed work will ensure the waiting room’s longevity and be of benefit to rail passengers by enabling access to heated waiting facilities once repairs are completed.”

Referring to the significance of the shelter, the application adds: “This Grade II listed building holds both historic and communal significance, sitting within Keighley Station which is an important example of railway development both past and present.

“The presence of the preserved Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and its associated period features hold historic value whilst the station frontage provides attractive architectural detailing adding to the aesthetic value of the site.

“If left unchecked, the defects could result in the failure of the gables and further deterioration of the structure rendering it unsafe for use as a passenger waiting facility.”

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