New planning application to repair the roof of Blackburn’s King George’s Hall

Published Thursday 4 April 2024 at 11:39

A new planning application has been submitted to repair the roof of the historic King George’s Hall.

The application is for the first phase of works at the Grade II listed building, which is set to undergo an £8m renovation.

This historic building which first opened in 1921 has played host to some of the greatest bands in musical history, including Queen, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin.

In its centenary year, it welcomed Liam Gallagher and Florence + The Machine.

Martin Eden, Strategic Director of Environment and Operations, said:

Like many historic buildings, King George’s Hall is in desperate need of repairs and upgrades both internally and externally.

Retaining the building’s character and charm is at the forefront of all we are planning to do while making the venue fit for the future.

In the coming months, crowds will turn out for Paul Weller, Scouting for Girls and the 50th anniversary tour of Squeeze, Jimmy Carr, paddy McGuiness, Tez Illyas and the popular Cinderella panto will be back for Christmas.

The new planning application has been submitted by Cassidy + Ashton on behalf of Blackburn with Darwen Council.

You can view the full application at

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