Our competition winning scheme was forged in full collaboration with a Resident Design Panel; assembled by us following a successful 2 year public art residency in Burnley.
The design comprises a series of spaces that accommodate different scales of activity: an individual’s place to rest on the way home or a small group perhaps using the stage for
impromptu performances. The central square can accommodate festival scale events whilst the whole scheme is framed by the adjacent mill and Slater’s Terrace as a perfect backdrop to the canal edge and experience of the Weaver’s Triangle heritage quarter of Burnley.
The proposal is underpinned by a rolling, year-round programme of cultural events that bring diversity and animation to the square. The rejuvenation of Neptune Inn, a disused Victorian public house on the site, is proposed to spark community activity on the site and will prime the location as one of Burnley’s important civic destinations.