New development to bring jobs and homes to Lower Darwen

Published Monday 22 October 2018 at 11:20

A project to develop a prime piece of disused land in Lower Darwen has started.

Two existing, disused office blocks off Greenbank Terrace, near Milking Lane and Junction 4 of the M65 are currently being demolished to make way for a new development.

The demolition will make space for a business park creating jobs for the local area together with new housing. An outline planning application detailing these plans will be submitted in November.

The redevelopment project is a joint venture partnership between Blackburn with Darwen Council and Barnfield Construction.

The site was formerly home to the Lower Darwen Paper Mill before its demolition and currently has two derelict office buildings which front Greenbank Terrace.

Councillor Phil Riley, Executive Member for Regeneration, said:

This site has been out of use for years for various reasons so it is a really positive move to see work starting and it really is a fantastic location.

The Council has been looking at options for this site for some time so this partnership with Barnfield is a positive move and I look forward to seeing the progress.”

Tracy Clavell-Bate, Head of Development and Acquisitions at Barnfield Construction, said:

It’s great to see the demolition taking place and opens up a new site for commercial development.”

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