Blackburn is at an exciting point in its history. The first phase of construction including a new office building above associated retail and leisure facilities, a 60 bedroom Premier Inn hotel, the new Clergy Court, bus station and associated public realm centred around a new piazza style square (Cathedral Square) has been completed.
Works are now complete bringing Blackburn’s first Grade A, BREEAM Excellent 6-storey office and 6-storey Premier Inn to the town centre.
The buildings have incorporated a modern urban design to provide the highest quality of accommodation in the town centre.
The regeneration has also provided new public and private open space in and around the buildings and Cathedral, and a new bus interchange in front of the Railway Station providing drop-off/pick-up facility. The area is now home to several businesses and Turtle Bay restaurant and Cafe Nothcote at the Cathedral.
The Mall Blackburn offers a long list of high street brands as well as some unique independent stores. The £66 million extension added leading retailers such as Primark and H&M to the mix. Visit the Website
Step outside The Mall shopping centre and discover all Blackburn has to offer. The independent shops offer a variety of specialist products in areas such as Fleming Square, Northgate, King William Street, Town Hall Street, Sudell Cross, King William Street and Darwen Street.
The Townsmoor area of the town hosts a wide range of retailers, restaurants and leisure opportunities. Large retailers including Next, Boots, TK Maxx and Matalan are all based in this area with large easily accessible free parking.
Blackburn’s award-winning Market is at the heart of Blackburn Town Centre in The Mall Shopping Centre. Offering traditional values but within a modern, new, bright environment. From fresh, locally sourced food, to the latest technology. You will soon ﬁnd out that whatever you want; you can get it on Blackburn Market. Open 6 days a week.
Blackburn has a host of restaurants along with a range of leisure and entertainment venues.
The state-of-the-art 10 screen Vue cinema is situated close to the train station, making seeing the latest films easier than ever and tenpin bowling is withing the same leisure complex. Nandos opened in 2017 too.
Blackburn also boasts its own Ice Arena which is home to the Blackburn Hawks, the town’s very own ice hockey team. They have regular public skating sessions and people travel from all over the region to enjoy the facilities.
King George’s Hall consists of three venues offering everything from pop concerts to pantomime.
Blackburn College is the largest college with a university centre in England attracting over 3,000 Higher Education students. Over £65 million has been invested in the unique, state of the art town centre campus, developed collaboratively with employers and stakeholders to future proof the curriculum.
Blackburn Youth Zone, a state of the art youth club facility located at the heart of Blackburn. The centre for young people aged 8 to 18 years old is a 21st century youth hub aiming to irrevocably change the prospects offered to young people in the area.
The new Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre provides you with an incredible health and fitness offering plus affordable memberships to suit everyone, including student memberships. Facilities on offer include a 25-metre pool, a learner small pool with an adjustable floor, two flumes and a children’s water play zone.