Burnley means business: Build yours here
Burnley has benefited from significant investment over the past ten years and is an affordable and important strategic location for businesses and investors.
During this time, we’ve seen new quality housing developments, a direct train line to Manchester and the development of key business parks, including Burnley Bridge and Innovation Drive, attracting investment from Boohoo, Exertis, BCW Engineering and Fagan & Whalley.
Higher education student numbers have significantly grown, with the University of Central Lancashire forecasting to have 4,000 students in the town by 2025.
We were thrilled to open the town’s first purpose-build student accommodation at Sandygate in September, a remarkable achievement considering the majority of the work took place during the Covid-19 pandemic. The development forms another milestone in the transformation of the wider historic canal-side “On the Banks” project by Burnley council and Barnfield.
We have recently published a five-year Economic Recovery and Growth Strategy, setting out how our town will respond and reset our economy, focusing on skills and innovation, medical technology and green growth, alongside ambitious plans for a Canalside University Enterprise Campus. The Pioneer Place Development will spearhead the renewal of the town centre with a new leisure offer.
Burnley has prime central location in the UK. We are incredibly well connected, which means our businesses are too. Our thriving varied sectors are at the heart of what we do and we’d love to welcome you to join us.
For more information visit burnley.co.uk/work-invest/
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