Pen To Paper - Before and After
Pen to Paper
Pen to Paper is a long-established card and gifts shop on Elliott Street and is well loved by local residents. The owner submitted an expression of interest form and applied for grant funding in order to undertake traditional shopfront reinstatement works. The existing shopfront comprised of metal arched window frames, two existing pilasters which were not symmetrical and engineering brick as a stall riser. It also incorporated modern signage and an external Dutch canopy, both of which were unsympathetic to the Conservation Area.
The works to reinstate the shopfront included the removal of existing including an insensitive roller shutter and replacement with a traditional timber shopfront with signage, awning, new glazed brick slips to stall riser and an internal security screen in keeping with Conservation Area requirements. Following the removal of the existing shopfront, a concealed awning and awning mechanism were discovered. This was later to be refurbished and used within the scheme. The reinstatement traditional shopfront and use of the Tyldesley Town Design Guide colour pallet has had a major visual impact on the high street - what a transformation!