Sport & Leisure, Retail

Pioneer Place, Burnley

Planning Consultancy

Town centre regeneration for Burnley.

Collaborating with Maple Grove and Burnley Borough Council, we are creating a town centre extension to relocated peripheral leisure uses into a single area. This regeneration project includes larger, more flexible retail space, a new multi screen cinema and food and beverage space.

We are extremely proud have collaborated with Maple Grove and Burnley Borough Council on this landmark project, to help revitalise the town centre and make it an attractive place for people to work, live, visit and invest. Early public engagement and stakeholder consultation processes were key, helping us to tailor our designs to best meet the needs of local residents, shopkeepers and businesses. This has resulted in a high-quality scheme to raise Burnley’s profile as a leisure destination and enhance it’s night time economy. We are currently working on a range of different town centre regeneration schemes including Altrincham, Bolton, Bury, Chorley, Preston and Stockport, where we use our expert retail, leisure and master planning knowledge to provide long term, sustainable solutions to breathe new life into local towns and high streets.

Bernard Lam Associate

The high-quality building designs, materials and enhanced public realm, will act as a focal point, enhance the arrival experience into Burnley, and improve legibility and connectivity throughout the town centre including, links to the bus and railway stations. The scheme has now secured planning and will start on site in 2021.

Developments like this offer something for everyone. It will attract more visitors to the town which means more spend and a greater buzz about the place. If we don’t take actions like this to grow the local economy, we risk losing out to other places that do. Another added benefit of Pioneer Place is that it will help to attract more students to come and study in Burnley, which in turn will generate further economic benefits for the borough.

Councillor Asif Raja Executive Member for Economy and Growth