What next for Cotton Exchange?


There is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a public consultation event on Wednesday 21 September 2016 regarding the future of ‘The Exchange’ on King William Street, Blackburn between 2pm and 8pm.

New owners of the The Exchange, formerly known as The Cotton Exchange are seeking opinions, dreams and thoughts of everyone who cares about Blackburn and the future of this iconic building.

Having purchased the building last year, Re:Source Blackburn, a local charity, secured initial funding from the Architectural Heritage Fund, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council for surveys of the building and an option appraisal.

Thanks to Purcell Architects, there are now some initial plans, and Re:Source now want to consult with as many people as possible to see what they think this beautiful building should be used for.

Dr Alastair Murdoch, Chair of Trustees of Re:Source said, “We would like you to attend the consultation to help us decide what to do with this important and wonderful building. There will be an opportunity for you to look at the draft plans, consider the options, have a tour around the building at 2pm or 6pm and listen to a short 30 minute talk by James Sanderson of Purcell  at 3pm or 7pm.”

There will also be an online questionnaire released on their website soon – see www.resourceblackburn.org.uk



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