Innovative Northlight development gets nod in government MJ Awards

14 Apr 2023 –– Company

Pendle Council is shortlisted as one of eight finalists in this year's local government MJ Awards for the innovation in Partnerships category.

Recognising the best in local government projects, the award nomination highlights the innovation and partnership behind the Northlight estate and its incredible renovation of the Grade II listed Brierfield Mill building into luxury apartments, offices, leisure facilities and industrial space.

Developed by commercial property specialists Group First along with Pendle Council, PEARL (Pendle Enterprise And Regeneration Ltd) and local developer and contractor, Barnfield Construction.

This award nomination puts the spotlight on Northlights ambitious £32m project - a transformation which is almost complete bringing new homes, employment and cultural facilities to the heart of the Pendle countryside. Keeping it local, over 70% of the firms working on the development of Northlight’s renovation are from Pendle.

Rose Rouse, Pendle Council’s Chief Executive and managing director of Barnfield Construction, Tim Webber, will present Pendle’s entry on 20th April in London and the winner will be announced at the MJ Awards event on 23rd June in Westminster, London.

Northlight includes 80 contemporary apartments, Burnley FC in the community leisure facilities, including an indoor climbing wall and sports hall, gym, children’s soft play area, laser zone, football and cricket pitches.

The offices by Business First are fully let, giving local Lancashire businesses a modern space to work. Store First self storage facilities are currently under construction and coming to Northlight in summer 2023.