Economic Regeneration in Burnley

Business growth and economic regeneration in Burnley is a number one priority for Burnley Council. That’s why we put such an emphasis on work with the private sector and development bodies to build investment and support local jobs and skills. has all the latest news on local economic regeneration, and you can see the good that comes through businesses, the Council and other agencies working together through the Burnley Bondholders initiative. 

Burnley BID

Burnley Business Improvement District (BID) is a group of private sector led group of retailers and companies working together to bring a £1million investment to Burnley. This includes additional promotion and marketing campaigns, enhanced safety initiatives, bigger and better events along with improvements that will make Burnley a cleaner, greener and a better place to shop, work and spend leisure time. The aim is to create a modern, vibrant and connected town centre for residents and visitors of Burnley.

“Our aspirations for the BID are to promote all areas of Burnley town centre. Working together to improve marketing, events, transport, cleansing and security. Creating a more vibrant and diverse shopping experience for all – from independent traders to large scale retail organisations, we should all benefit from increased visitors in the town.” – The Burnley BID Team.

Find out more about Burnley BID.

Burnley Town Centre Promotional Space

For all enquiries regarding promotional spaces in Burnley town centre please contact Alison at May Nineteen on 07870 176949 or email

Burnley Levelling Up

Burnley Council worked with local partners to secure Levelling Up investment to bring forward three major town centre schemes. You can find out more about these exciting developments here.

Pioneer Place

The £23 million Pioneer Place leisure complex will add to the attraction of Burnley town centre and draw in more visitors.

The complex features a seven-screen Reel cinema, plus well-known names such as Nando’s, Starbucks and Lounges, as well as a 226-space car park.

CGI image of Pioneer Place cinema complex as it will look when completed

Pioneer Place is expected to create around 100 new jobs.

Construction was carried out by the council’s development partner Maple Grove Developments, part of the Eric Wright Group, with funding from Burnley borough and Lancashire county councils, the Government’s Getting Building Fund administered by Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and fashion company and the borough’s largest employer, boohoo.

Pioneer Place forms part of a wider town centre masterplan to attract millions of pounds of investment into boosting Burnley town centre. It follows recent investment in improvements to the town centre, the creation of a Heritage Action Zone, and the council’s purchase of Charter Walk shopping centre to help secure its future.

UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Burnley Council has been allocated funding to support a wide range of projects to build pride in place and improve life chances, across three investment priorities as detailed below:

  • Community and place 
  • Supporting local business
  • People and skills 

Burnley Town Centre and Canalside Masterplan

The Town Centre and Canalside Masterplan we are delivering for Burnley will guide development in and around Burnley town centre over the next decade. Town centres everywhere are rapidly evolving with changes to retailing, the growth of leisure based uses and town centre living. Burnley Council and our partners are working together to ensure that Burnley is a thriving, vibrant town in which to work, live and invest.

“We are already working with partners, including UCLAN and private sector developers to bring forward key projects that will transform the town centre and canalside.” – Cllr Mark Townsend

You can download a copy of the masterplan from the link on this page.


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