Rainford Wade Secures Contract to Renovate 19th Century Padiham Hotel

The Lawrence Hotel in Padiham, the boutique hotel which is set to open later this Autumn, have awarded the contract for the complete renovation of the hotel to Rainford Wade.

The hotel will host 14 bedrooms spread over the main house and the old stables, and will also feature a resident’s bar, three function and conference rooms and an outside courtyard.

Rainford Ward will be completely renovating the main house as well as the centre piece of a floating bathroom in the aves of the Tolkien suite.

The construction business, which is owned by locally born Wez Rainford and Lee Wade, was originally two separate firms which merged together in 2016.

Michael Huckerby, owner of The Lawrence, said: “This is a hugely personal and important project for me and it was so important that I got it right when selecting the construction firm who will help me renovate the space that will become The Lawrence.”

Wez Rainford said: “It is really exciting to be involved in a project such as The Lawrence. Michael is bringing back to life a beautiful collection of buildings and creating a unique and truly sociable space with some awesome design elements which will make it a fantastic place to stay.”

Michael, who is originally from Preston, has worked in Manchester and Florida. He previously owned Simple – one of the venues credited for kicking off Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter – and also ran digital and design business Creative Spark in the UK and USA.

He started his career at the Macdonald hotel The Tickled Trout in Preston and then went on to be food and beverage manager at Le Meriden Victoria and Albert in Manchester.


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