5 Star City Living comes to Northlight, Pendle
First residents move into the latest phase of the £32 million regeneration project by Barnfield Investment Properties and Pendle Council.
The first residents have officially moved into their new luxury apartment at Northlight, Pendle and they are delighted with their new homes.
This phase of the former Brierfield Mill redevelopment comprises forty 2 bedroom apartments over three floors and an office complex at ground floor with 26 offices, adding to part of the wider £32 million scheme.
The transformation of the former Brierfield Mill, Pendle’s iconic Lancashire cotton mill, has been made possible by the pioneering joint venture company between Barnfield Investment Properties Limited and Pendle Council.
Main contractor Barnfield Construction began work in 2016 when the former Smith & Nephew reception and offices were transformed into the new headquarters for Lancashire Adult Learning Centre.
The purpose-built facility now welcomes hundreds of learners through its doors each year and co-ordinates classes at over 300 venues across Lancashire.
Work was carried out at the same time on the former high bay warehouse for Burnley FC in the Community where the Leisure Box was created.
The high-quality leisure facility offers a children’s soft play area, café, gym, outdoor 3G pitch, indoor football and cricket courts, climbing wall and exercise studios, just across the tree-lined boulevard from the new apartments.
Tracy Clavell-Bate, Head of Development for the Barnfield Group is ensuring the new residents are welcomed personally into their new homes:
“The apartments and communal areas look absolutely stunning.
“We have looked at luxury apartments in cities such as Manchester and equalled, if not better, the chic, stylish and high quality living on offer now at Northlight, whilst being in keeping with the mills’ heritage throughout the interior design.
“The apartments are perfectly located just off junction 12 of the M65 with each apartment enjoying either uninterrupted stunning views of the surrounding countryside or views of the brand new tree-lined stone boulevard.
“It’s staggering to sit back and look at what has actually been achieved in just over 3 years.”
Mr & Mrs Ken & Carol Jefferson were the first residents to be handed the keys to their new apartment.
“We’re so thrilled and excited to be moving in having received such a warm and friendly welcome.
“We know we’re going to be very happy in what we already call our little oasis.
“We couldn’t wish for better views outside our window and Northlight, Pendle is just a beautiful place to be coming to live in.”
Also moved into their apartment are Mrs Jennifer Collings & Mr Johannes Lodewikus Schoeman “We are really looking forward to settling into our new home at Northlight.
“My partner and I are moving back from South Africa and this will be our first home back in the UK in 37 years.
“For me there was no question in why we chose Northlight, Jannie uses a wheelchair and there is just so much easy access within the complex.
“There are lifts on each floor and all the communal areas are extremely wide.
“The apartments have extra-wide hallways and each room is extremely spacious, making it the perfect home for a wheelchair user.”
Councillor David Whipp, Deputy Leader of Pendle Council and a PEARL board member said:
“The quality of the restoration of this landmark feature is exceptional and a credit to all those who have worked on the scheme.
The transformation of the former Brierfield Mill, Pendle’s iconic Lancashire cotton mill, has
been made possible by the pioneering joint venture company, PEARL, between Pendle Council and Barnfield Investment Properties Limited, following Pendle Council’s acquisition of the redundant building after Smith and Nephew vacated the property.
Northlight is supported by a range of funding including £4.95m from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal plus an additional £2.5m funding recently to develop a call centre.
Lancashire County Council has provided £2.15m for Northlight and £1.5m has come from Pendle Council for the ambitious project.
Steve Fogg, Chair of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, which provided £4.95m for the scheme from the LEP’s Growth Deal Programme said, ”It is great to see the first residents moving into Northlight. The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership contributed to the scheme to help unlock the investment to enable this project to go ahead, driving regeneration and local economic growth for the area. The former mill site was abandoned and disused and I am delighted our investment has contributed to the creation of sought-after living space, leisure facilities and offices, as well as providing a location for Lancashire Adult Learning. Northlight is a fantastic asset for the town.”
The first phase of apartments have been popular and 20 reservations were taken during the construction phase, which is now complete.
The remaining space is expected to sell quickly so Barnfield Construction can move onto redeveloping phase 2, which will provide a further 40 apartments.
Anyone wishing to view the show apartment are being urged to arrange a viewing through the website with the marketing agent without delay – www.northlightestates.co.uk