Burnley warms up developers for Curzon Street leisure project

Burnley Council is preparing to bring an £18m leisure development opportunity to market on Curzon Street in the town centre.

A prior information notice, issued ahead of a full invitation to tender, describes the council’s aim “to deliver a leisure and retail development which makes a significant contribution to a vibrant entertainment and cultural offer in Burnley town centre. This will be a high-quality scheme that makes an architectural statement and is consistent with the Council’s Local Plan Submission Document. The new development will bring new leisure users; including a cinema, and other family orientated leisure facilities and high quality national food chains into the town centre.”

The 3.7-acre site is currently used as a car park and was previously occupied by a Co-op supermarket. The land is between Addington Capital’s 365,000 sq ft Charter Walk Shopping Centre and Burnley College and UCLan facilities.

The council estimates the end value to be in the range of £12m to £18m.

The invitation to tender is expected to be published on 25 May. Open days will be held in early June 2017 for potential providers to inspect the site with council officers.

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