The Leisure Box
Sports and Leisure | Heritage | Regeneration
Client: Pearl | Status: Complete | Location: Brierfield, Lancashire | Construction Value: £3.9
The Leisure Box is an exciting new leisure facility for Burnley FC in the Community involving extensive alterations and refurbishment to the Weaving Shed at Brierfield Mill. The mill is Grade 2 listed and therefore the conversion to a state-of-the-art sporting facility had to be considerate of the historic nature of the building, protecting its existing features as well as maintaining the overall character of the building.
Since its opening in 2019, Leisure Box has provided a contemporary sports and leisure facility for the local communities of Burnley and Pendle of all ages and abilities. The facility includes; 4G pitches, multi sports courts, children’s soft play and a clip and climb wall.
This community facility, alongside other developments including; residential apartments, a higher education facility and offices, will form the new Northlight Complex. The full refurbishment will breathe new life into the old buildings and guarantee a new future for the existing mill.