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£200k final piece of jigsaw approved for Blackburn’s Blakey Moor

Published Friday 11 October 2019 at 14:43

New lighting and re-surfacing work have been approved to enhance the redevelopment of Blackburn’s historic Blakey Moor.

The Council has approved the £200,000 additional funding from the Local Transport Plan Fund, to finalise the works for the surrounding Jubilee Square.

The works will cover re-surfacing and street lighting pieces to help enhance the Blakey Moor National Lottery Heritage Fund initiative.

The wider project aims to bring back into use the historic terrace and reinvigorate the cultural, leisure and evening economy around King George’s Hall.

Cllr Phil Riley, Executive Member for Regeneration, said:

This is an important piece of the jigsaw in terms of delivering this key development.

Improving the leisure economy is one of the driving forces behind the regeneration of Blakey Moor. Attractive new public spaces are part of the new offer and they are  fundamental to the whole project around that part of the town.

King George’s Hall and the new cinema will be at the heart of the leisure economy and Blakey Moor is a key part of connecting it all together.

The work is expected to complete by December 2020.

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