£23m Pioneer Place reaches completion with new leisure signings

Maple Grove Developments, working in partnership with Burnley Council, has announced the completion of the town’s flagship regeneration project.

Eric Wright Construction handed over the £23 million scheme, which has recently attracted tenants including Loungers, Nando’s and Starbucks. The scheme is already anchored by a seven-screen REEL Cinema and includes a 226-space car park.

Deals with two further food and beverage operators are going through legal agreements, which would complete the line-up at Pioneer Place.

Fit-out programmes have now commenced with each of the committed occupiers looking to open in late summer.

Pioneer Place has secured funding from Burnley Borough Council and Lancashire County Council, the Government’s Getting Building Fund administered by Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP), and fashion company and the borough’s largest employer, boohoo.

Jeremy Hartley, Group MD at Eric Wright Group, said: “Pioneer Place is a significant regeneration project which will benefit the people of Burnley and the wider Lancashire area. It’s a place where people will want to come and spend time for years to come and we feel very privileged  to have been able to play such a fundamental role in its creation. It’s a huge credit to the determination and commitment of every one involved from across all our teams.

“This is one of a number  of placemaking town centre schemes we as a business have been involved in across Lancashire. The leisure and retail sector has experienced a huge amount of change over the last few years and I couldn’t be more proud of the way in which our teams have worked alongside their public sector partners  to ensure that theses projects are successfully brought forward in some of the most challenging economic times.”

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