Definition of refurbish in English:



[with object]
  • Renovate and redecorate (something, especially a building)

    ‘the premises have been completely refurbished in our corporate style’
    • ‘It was estimated that refurbishing the building to meet modern office standards would cost the council up to £13m.’
    • ‘The move comes after planners refused two applications from the Police Authority to reclad the tower and refurbish the surrounding buildings.’
    • ‘The plan is part of the council's sheltered housing strategy, which includes refurbishing the building and other sheltered housing schemes across the borough.’
    • ‘When he saw the state of the orphanage he vowed to return with enough funding to rebuild it and refurbish the facilities inside.’
    • ‘A company had been set up to manage council homes in the area and cash had already been earmarked to renovate and refurbish homes in West Leeds, including the Fairfield estate.’
    • ‘The developer will also refurbish the Castle Place shopping precinct, improving lighting, CCTV, and disabled access.’
    • ‘Soon, developers started taking notice, refurbishing the old buildings and transforming them into expensive shops and condos.’
    • ‘She said work would now begin to refurbish the building for new tenants, but officers feared a substantial amount of renovation might be necessary.’
    • ‘Aurora said that the agency would proceed with the plan to refurbish the heritage building so that it was well-integrated with its neighborhood.’
    • ‘Members of the public crammed into Bentham Town Hall to voice their concerns about a proposal to refurbish the building.’
    • ‘Mrs Marsh said the Met's property services department is carrying out a cost assessment of refurbishing the building in Burlington Road, as well as reviewing ongoing costs.’
    • ‘If they undertake to refurbish the building, they can rebuild the Odeon's dented reputation.’
    • ‘There has been little investment in the town hall by the district council over the past five years because its intention has always been to completely refurbish the building.’
    • ‘The Catacombs Project plans to refurbish the disused buildings under the church, which is a protected structure.’
    • ‘Mr Ryan said the €28m funding was to help upgrade and refurbish buildings and facilities used by young people.’
    • ‘Volunteer your family's time by helping out at a children's hospital or homeless shelter or building or refurbishing housing for people in need.’
    • ‘But last week it was confirmed Blackburn with Darwen Council would build a new club house or refurbish a suitable building on land in an an area nearby, at no cost to members.’
    • ‘The majority of those killed were teenagers celebrating at the disco and building workers refurbishing the supermarket.’
    • ‘St Anne's Convent School now plans to refurbish its facilities, improve staffing levels and build a new science block.’
    • ‘The city council has refurbished a building opposite Sainsbury for extra offices.’
    renovate, recondition, rehabilitate, revamp, make over, overhaul, restore, renew, develop, redevelop, rebuild, reconstruct, remodel
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