Works are now complete for Blackburn Cathedrals, Cathedral Court development which has extended the south side of the Cathedral. It houses the new offices, library, conference facilities and a refectory. The development has provided residential accommodation comprised of three townhouses and seven apartments bringing the Dean, Cathedral Canons and lay staff to live on site.

New under croft parking is at lower ground level, tucking cars under the new building allowing the creation of semi-public gardens. The new development has connected the existing Cathedral building via a glazed link bridge connecting to the South Transept.

“Blackburn has always been bursting with talent and we want to do all we can to support this and let people know Blackburn is Open. We have the ‘big hitters’ like the acclaimed film director Michael Winterbottom and the director of The Manchester International Festival, Christine Cort but also a small army of Blackburnians making a diff erence up and down the UK.”

Wayne Hemingway MBE