On The Banks

On The Banks is an unique area which sits along the banks of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal at the heart of Burnley.  The area has been restored with a modern 21st century twist, sensitively mixing historic features with iconic modern infrastructure creating unrivaled mixed use waterside sites.

The project is set along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal located at the heart of Burnley. It’s an area widely recognised as one of the most important Victorian industrial districts in the North West, which was leading the world in cotton weaving in the 19th Century. It includes a range of assets particularly buildings of important historic heritage on the canalside. The vision for the Weavers’ Triangle is:

a dynamic mixed use area capitalising on the area’s unique heritage but including the best of contemporary design that plays a full role in accelerating the renaissance of Burnley town centre


On the Banks recent updates:

  • The iconic new Sandygate canal footbridge, a major feat of engineering at the heart of  ‘On The Banks’ development is open to the public. The bridge forms a stunning architectural feature, providing a great access route across the canal.
  • Banny’s premier fish and chip drive-through on Trafalgar Street, on the site of the old Dexter’s Paints – opened June 2015 and brought around 40 jobs to the borough.
  • Development partners Barnfield Construction and Burnley Council have completed the central development Sandygate square, which includes a new amphitheatre and canal side terrace.


Weavers’ Triangle Masterplan

Town and city living is evolving and our partners share a belief and vision for a waterside regeneration in Burnley’s Weavers’ Triangle, a key gateway to the heart of Pennine Lancashire, an opportunity to create great places to live, work and plan in, and, at the same time, make the most of our natural waterside environment for everyone’s enjoyment. A creative and quality environment will ensure that innovative and successful people can be based here, creating an area of business, enterprise, heritage, tourism, culture and leisure which stands out in the region and beyond, attracting new people and investors drawn by Burnley’s proximity to Manchester; its airports and transport links.


The Regeneration results for Burnley

The Masterplan proposals suggest the following outcomes would be achieved by as estimated investment by the public sector of £51mil over 15 years at least: Private Sector Investment: £213mil

  • Jobs created/safeguarded:  4.763
  • New businesses created/attracted: 195
  • New/redundant floorspace brought back into use: 135,405 sqm
  • Number of new residential dwellings: 313

Fact sheet available


Contact Adam Lockett from Burnley Council for more information on The Weavers’ Triangle: 01282 477204

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