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 and associated public realm centred around a new piazza style square has been completed.

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Works are now complete bringing Blackburn’s first Grade A, BREEAM Excellent 6-storey office and a 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.

Shopping in Blackburn

The Mall Shopping Centre

The Mall Blackburn offers a long list of high street brands as well as some unique independent stores. The recently opened £66 million extension has added leading retailers such as Primark and H&M to the mix. Visit the Website

Independent Shops

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 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 Market

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.

Leisure in Blackburn

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. TenPin bowling is home to all-week bowling, pool and arcade games with great food choices too.

Blackburn also boasts its own Ice Arena, Planet Ice, 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.

Visitors can also enjoy the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery and tours of Blackburn Cathedral.

Blackburn College

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

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.

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