Latvian Consulate, Chorley

The former Latvian Consulate Building in Chorley underwent extensive renovation in 2005 to develop the property into the home of the consul to Latvia.

Latvian Consulate - Modern Design
 

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History

The Latvian Consulate building, aka Pemberton House Farm was the home of UK’s consul to the Kingdom of Latvia from 2005 until 2007. The building has undergone various changes and alterations over the years. Extensive renovation work took place to prepare the building for use at the Latvian Consulate.  This has resulted in a strange mixture of modern styles which are now beginning to look dated. 1

The residence was sold after it ceased to be used by the consul and plans were drawn up to demolish the building and redevelop the land for use as a rehabilitation centre for people with drug and mental health problems. Objections were made and the building has been unused since the planning application was withdrawn. 2

Our Visits

I visited with numerous people over two visits. The house had suffered some damage by the time of the first visit but the odd modern styling was still shining though. After a fail at another location we headed back here for a second visit and discovered the house has suffered further damage and its condition had really started to decline.

Latvian Consulate - Spiral Staircase

Latvian Consulate – Spiral Staircase

Latvian Consulate - Games Room

Latvian Consulate – Games Room

Latvian Consulate - The "Impossible to Light" Sauna

Latvian Consulate – The “Impossible to Light” Sauna

Latvian Consulate - Swimming Pool

Latvian Consulate – Swimming Pool

Latvian Consulate - Curvy Stairs

Latvian Consulate – Curvy Stairs

Latvian Consulate - Mirrored Ceiling Bedroom

Latvian Consulate – Mirrored Ceiling Bedroom

Latvian Consulate - God knows what went on in this strange cushioned room

Latvian Consulate – God knows what went on in this strange cushioned room

Latvian Consulate - Shiny Floor

Latvian Consulate – Shiny Floor

Latvian Consulate - External

Latvian Consulate – External

If you liked this report please check out Proj3ctM4yh3m’s report about the Proj3ct M4yh3m's Latvian Colsulate report for more pictures.

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  1. Source: http://planning.chorley.gov.uk/online-applications/propertyDetails.do;jsessionid=9815021D5151223E190356A0F223D179?previousCaseType=Application&previousKeyVal=ZZZZZEETXE910&activeTab=summary&previousCaseNumber=93/00640/FUL&keyVal=000XNYETLI000
  2. Source: http://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/news/local/objections-growing-against-rehab-centre-1-5737280

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