Digital hub opens in Burnley

The Landmark, a new co-working space to help support young digital businesses in Burnley, is open for business following the completion of the first phase of development.

The Landmark Mark Crabtree

The former Burnley Grammar School building, which features iconic gothic architecture, has been renovated and transformed over the last nine months. The aim of the new hub is to attract new and existing tech talent to the town. Digital giants including Google, Facebook are poised to hold seminars there whilst final negotiations are being held between The Landmark and Barclays in a bid to establish a Digital Eagles Lab on site.

The project has been spearheaded by Mark Crabtree, chair of Burnley Bondholders and managing director of AMS Neve. He said: I would have loved to have had a space like this to come and work in when I first started out, especially with other like-minded people. Nobody wants to be laden with long leases on office space or huge rents when you first start out.

"You dont always know if your ideas are going to work. You also need access to support and advice, a place to share ideas and chat things through over a coffee. It was the magic of the Bondholders at work again that started all this."

The Landmark is holding an open day on Fenruary 14 from 8am until 12pm.