PROJECTS

PUBLIC SPACE
Completed
Environmental improvements to Blakey Moor and Northgate
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48 & 50 NORTHGATE
Planning secured
Restoration and reinstatement of traditional shop fronts.
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KING GEORGES HALL
Concept
External refurbishment of Grade II Listed halls.
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3-7 BLAKEY MOOR
Proposed
Reinstatement of original features and reuse of 1930’s public offices.
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6 LORD STREET WEST
Completed
Refurbishment of grand bank, sensitively repurpose as a bar.
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VICTORIA BUILDING
Underway
Phased restoration of the Grade II Listed Old Technical School.
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BLAKEY MOOR TERRACE
Planning secured
Restoration and reuse of Blakey Moor Terrace.
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29 NORTHGATE
Proposed
Restoration and reuse of three storey merchants building.
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14 & 20 LORD ST WEST
Completed 2021
Restoration of three storey warehousing on Lord Street West.
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JUBILEE PUB
Underway
Restoration of three story Georgian public house.
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REEL CINEMA
Completed
New multi-screen REEL Cinema complex and underground car park.
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JUBILEE SQUARE
Completed
A new public square to the front of the Victoria Building.
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35 NORTHGATE
Phase I completed
Two phase restoration and reuse of historic public house.
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34 – 40 NORTHGATE BLOCK
Proposed
Reinstatement of traditional shop fronts to Northgate block .
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10-12 LORD STREET WEST
Underway
Restoration of Mellor’s Wireworks and conversion for retail.
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DESIGN GUIDE
Underway
New Design Guide for Northgate and the wider Conservation Area.
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9 LORD STREET WEST
Underway
Refurbishment of landmark building for retail and offices.
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BLAKEY MOOR BUILDING
Opportunity
Refurbishment of former school for mixed use development.
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THE WORLDS FIRST WESTERN
Event
Celebration of film pioneers Mitchell & Kenyon and the world’s first Western.
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PRISM GALLERY & STUDIOS
Venue
New creative hub in restored buildings at Lord Street West.
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MR MASONS TOURS
Heritage Tours
Local history & heritage tours led by the wonderful Mr. Mason.
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NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MAKING
Events
Heritage skills workshops at the annual Festival of Making.
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GLADSTONE STATUE
Public Art
Conservation works to repair and restore statue of William Gladstone.
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WAINWRIGHT MOSAIC
Public Art
New public at Blakey Moor created by members of the public.
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RESTORE
Pop-up shop
Temporary base to showcase the Townscape Heritage Project.
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MORPHGATE
Event
Business-led celebration of the change in Northgate.
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MUSICAL ROOTS
Public Art
Decorative tree grilles commemorating artists who have played at King George’s Hall.
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K6 TELEPHONE BOX
Heritage Asset
Restoration of Grade II Listed Telephone Box at Blakey Moor.
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A DAY IN THE LIFE
Exhibition
Photo documentation & exhibition of the people of Northgate.
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ART IN MANUFACTURING
Exhibitions
Exhibitions at historic properties in the project area.
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HERITAGE OPEN DAYS
Event
Encouraging people to take an interest heritage & history.
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29 NORTHGATE
Pop-up shop
Historic property used for a series of pop-up events and exhibitions.
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FESTIVAL OF LIGHT
Event
Annual light parade through the project area.
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BLACKBURN IN BLOOM
Award
Contributing to the annual Britain in Bloom competition entry.
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#LOVE NORTHGATE
Installation
Installation of heart lights along Northgate and launch of #LoveNorthgate campaign.
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ELECTRIC CHURCH
Venue
Supporting development of a new live music venue on Northgate.
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BLACKBURN OPEN WALLS
Street Art
Annual street art festival to bring new artworks to the project area.
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COMMUNITY CLOTHING
Pop-up shop
Pop-up retail shop for Blackburn based Community Clothing.
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PAINT THE TOWN
Art competition
Annual art competition celebrating Blackburn’s built heritage.
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BARBARA CASTLE STATUE
Public Art
New bronze statue of Barbara Castle funded through public donation.
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PEEPERS
Event
Art project exploring a lost Blackburn youth culture. the history of youth culture.
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OF EARTH & SKY
Event
Art project exploring a lost Blackburn youth culture. the history of youth culture.
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Coming soon…..