A heritage led regeneration project to transform the historic heart of Blackburn town centre

The Townscape Heritage Project is an ambitious £3 million joint investment by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This heritage led regeneration project is working to transform the historic heart of Blackburn around King George’s Hall and is focused on Blakey Moor, Northgate and Lord Street West.

The Project is working to restore and refurbish historic buildings, improve public spaces and provide local people with opportunities for heritage skills training and work experience.

Building on the area’s rich history and heritage, the Project is also delivering a programme of events and activities that are helping to strengthen its unique identity, attract visitors and promote opportunities in the area.


Grants of up to 80% of costs are available for repairs and restoration to eligible heritage properties within the Townscape Heritage Project area.