Published February 20, 2017 at 10:34
Visitors and residents will get a new welcome to Blackburn as a sign is unveiled at one of the town’s gateways.
A large permanent ‘Blackburn’ sign has been installed on the new green area to the front of Blackburn bus station at Penny Street. It features letters one metre high and is part of the gateway improvements to the town centre.
Each letter has two fixing legs that will be concreted in the ground.
It is the newest addition to – and a signpost to – the regeneration of Blackburn town centre, which includes the award winning market, new bus station and the multi-million pound developments at the Cathedral Quarter.
It also comes hot on the heels of Blackburn’s triumph at the Great British High Street Awards, where it was awarded the Best British Town Centre award, as well as being crowned ‘Winner of Winners’.
Councillor Phil Riley, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration, said:
This is a major gateway to the town centre and this sign will give a big welcome to anyone travelling in for shopping, something to eat, or work or business.
Blackburn has a huge amount to offer visitors and residents and this sign is another reminder that Blackburn town centre has taken leaps and bounds in what it has to offer.”
Contractor Nick Riley of Landscape Engineering Ltd, said:
This is another example of the innovation within the Council for enhancing key gateways into the town – they will never please everyone but artworks are always a great talking point – even better when they are ‘Made in Blackburn”.