Aura have been appointed as Principal Contractor by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council to repair and restore the centrally located impressive Blackburn Town Hall building. The project to restore the external Stone Facade of the town’s most iconic Italian Renaissance style building commenced early this year and the works include a sympathetic, restorative clean of all the stone work, using the non-abrasive Thermatech super-heated steam system. Some areas of the façade recorded as having substantial carbon deposits and pollutant staining will be cleaned using the JOS light abrasive system. On successful completion of the façade cleaning, schedule work items such as lime pointing, lime mortar repairs, stone indents and installation of a facade bird deterrent system will be undertaken. Further to these works Aura have also been instructed to oversee the repair and restoration of the existing sash windows, including all external redecoration.