Pioneer car park in Burnley town centre re-opens

Published on Fri Oct 7 2022
Car park sign in foreground with car park behind and building work on a new cinema complex in background

Pioneer car park in Burnley town centre has re-opened.

The public pay-and-display car park was temporarily closed to allow work to go ahead on the adjacent Pioneer Place multi-screen cinema development which is currently taking shape.

Charges for use of the car park, which has around 120 spaces, remain as before. Visitors can pay by cash, card or via a mobile phone app MiPermit which can be downloaded via Apple and Android platforms.

Further spaces will be available once the development is completed.

Pedestrian access to and from Curzon Street has also re-opened.

Councillor Mark Townsend, Burnley Council’s executive member for economy and growth, said: “I’m sure people will be glad to see this well-used town centre car park back in use. I’d like to thank them for their patience while it was unavoidably closed as part of the work to build the exciting Pioneer Place development.”

Pioneer Place is a £23 million cinema and leisure complex which is set to open next summer. It is expected that its construction will support around 180 jobs, with a further 100-plus new jobs being created in the cinema and supporting food outlets.

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