Pendle Enterprise and Regeneration Ltd (PEARL) | Northlight
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About This Project

The £32 million transformation of iconic Brierfield Mill into a major destination for the North West called Northlight is underway.

Our landmark mill occupies a seven acre site in a commanding position alongside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal with stunning views out to Pendle Hill.

The transformation of the Grade II listed building into a new living, working, learning, leisure and cultural destination has started.

The Northlight project is led by PEARL

It took on this challenging complex of historic buildings in 2012 after they’d lain empty for five years.
We are working to transform the seven acre site into a dynamic destination which capitalises on its unique heritage and canalside location.

Through a sensitive restoration with a contemporary design twist, coupled with the creation of a quality landscaped setting, the mill complex is being brought back to life.

Latest News

“This week marks a huge step forward for Northlight as we start major work on site!” That’s the message from Councillor Mohammed Iqbal, Chairman of PEARL and Leader of Pendle Council. Councillor Iqbal, who leads on economic development for Pendle said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that......

Principal Amanda Melton and Pendle Council’s Leader, Councillor Mohammed Iqbal, got a preview on progress as work to create a new Lancashire Adult Learning Centre at Northlight motors on. Work stopped for just 30 minutes today (Monday 12 December) as they saw how the transformation......

In-Situ, a non-for-profit arts organisation based in Pendle has been successful in a bid to become part of Arts Council England’s prestigious National Portfolio of arts and cultural organisations in Lancashire, which will bring £556,000 investment into Pendle over the next four years from 2018-2022. This......

The £32m Northlight complex is welcoming Lancashire Adult Learning (LAL) as the first centre to open at the former Brierfield Mill this autumn. Funding organisations and partners who’ve made the new £1.75m centre possible saw behind the scenes today, Wednesday 27 September, before the official......

“Our ambitious plans to create a new £32m learning, living, working, leisure and cultural destination for the North West entered an exciting new stage this week,” announced Councillor Iqbal, Leader of Pendle Council. Planning permission has been granted for 52 apartments in the iconic Victorian......

A unique new arts hub, at a stunning location with views out to Pendle Hill, is opening its doors for the first time to host this year’s Pendle Tourism Conference.  The Garage, at Northlight in Brierfield, is arts organisation In-Situ’s new base and will be......

Development Costs



Under Construction


380,000 Sq ft


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