Work started in autumn 2016 on an initial phase of works which are scheduled to be completed in 2018.
The work includes:
Developing exciting indoor and outdoor leisure facilities including indoor and outdoor pitches, a climbing wall, cricket nets, dance and fitness areas and a play area – scheduled for completion in autumn 2017
Conversion of the historic office building into the new Lancashire Adult Learning Centre run by Nelson & Colne College – scheduled for completion in August 2017
Acquiring adjoining sites to support the comprehensive regeneration of the area mill site.
Transformation of the south east weaving shed into a new training and cyber security centre.
Development of a new Canal Marina.
Attractive landscaping, new footways and car parks.
The transformation of Brierfield Mill into Northlight is a £32 million project. A staggering £11.82M of funding has been secured by PEARL so far. This includes:
£4.95m from Lancashire Enterprise Partnerships Growth Deal including £750k LEP’s Growth Deal Skills Fund
£2.15m from Lancashire County Council
£1.5m from Pendle Council
£2.5m from Burnley FC in the community and its investors
£100,000 from Nelson and Colne College
Discussions are ongoing with prospective investors for the main canalside spinning mill building. Our plans, subject to securing investors and funding, include:
A residential component in the form of stylish mill converted residential apartments
A micro-brewery, bar/restaurant and managed offices
A creative arts studio and future base for In-Situ arts
A craft market and outdoor canalside terraces
A hotel with canalside restaurant/café and bars