Pioneer Place

Pioneer Place is an exciting new Leisure & Retail Development in Burnley Town Centre, being developed by Burnley Council in partnership with developers Maple Grove.

Reel Cinema has signed an ‘agreement to lease’ as anchor tenant – a key milestone in the development, giving confidence to leisure users to invest in the project.

The Pioneer Place scheme will have:

>  space for seven restaurant units totalling

    28,477 sq.ft. gross internal floor area

> two retail units totalling 10,000 sq.ft. gross

   internal floor area, and substantial car park

   provision with 125 car parking spaces.

The agreements signed with Reel will bring an eight screen, 18,134 sq.ft. multi-screen cinema complex to the Pioneer Place town centre development, which will also include a restaurant plaza, shops.

Burnley town centre has attracted a number of new businesses in the last 18 months including Primark, Easy Coffee, Quick Crepes, Millie’s Cookies, Carnivoro Brazilian restaurant, and The Corkhouse wine shop & bar. A recent report by independent experts said Burnley is ‘punching above its weight’ in terms of maintaining and growing the number of shops in its town centre. The Pioneer Place development will further establish Burnley as the leading shopping and leisure destination in East Lancashire.

Burnley is one of the principle retail, leisure and service centres in Lancashire with 395,000 residents in a 20 minute drive time extending into West Yorkshire and the Ribble Valley. 

In 2018 there were 8,247,331 (over 8.2 million) visitors to Burnley town centre. That’s an average of 22,595 a day.



The site is ideally located on key gateway into the Town Centre with frontage to Active Way and Curzon Street. The site sits adjacent to the Burnley Knowledge Quarter with its £90m Burnley College and UCLAN campus with 3000 students and a new Business Park Development, Vision Park.

The site is adjacent to the Charter Walk Shopping Centre and Multi-storey car park. Other surrounding uses include an Aldi Supermarket, The Range and Anchor retail park.

NEWS October 2019 

Reel Cinema has signed an ‘Agreement to Lease’ as anchor tenant for Pioneer Place – Burnley’s latest town centre Leisure & Retail development

Popular cinema chain, Reel Cinema, has signed as anchor tenant for the £26million Pioneer Place, leisure and retail scheme in Burnley Town Centre.

Burnley Council, owners of Pioneer Place, announced that 

If you are interested in tenancy, please contact Kate Ingram, Strategic Head of Economy and Growth for further information kingram@burnley.gov.uk

Agents for the scheme are Brady’s and Savills


VIEWING: Strictly by appointment with Jon Lovelady or John Brady. Call  on 0161 839 1213 to arrange a viewing.