The regeneration of Burnley’s Weavers’ Triangle conservation area has scooped two prestigious awards.
The £100m. On the Banks project, set on the north and south banks of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, has transformed the area in recent months.
And that has been recognised at the Royal Town Planning Institute North West Planning Achievement Awards with the award of Best Regeneration Project and the overall Planning Achievement award.
The Weavers’ Triangle now has the North-West’s first University Technical College, housed in a restored Grade II listed Victorian mill.
A new headquarters for the Prince’s Trust, in the restored Sandygate Mill, has also been created where it has established a new youth charity facility named The Pennine Lancashire Centre.
Seven commercial offices in the former Slater Terrace building, and space for a live music venue accommodating 3,000 people, are in the pipeline.
Daniel Jackson, associate at Indigo Planning, planning consultant for partners Burnley Borough Council and Barnfield Construction, said: “The Weavers’ Triangle is one of the finest surviving Victorian industrial landscapes in the UK. On the Banks has secured its future with a mix of commercial, education and leisure uses and restored its historic buildings – but more importantly it is bringing investment and opportunity back into the town.”