Show Apartment Now Open

A stunning new show apartment has been opened at Northlight – the iconic former Lancashire cotton mill in Pendle

Northlight is known to many as Brierfield Mill, the former Smith and Nephew factory, and part of this stunning landmark is currently being transformed into luxury apartments, which are due to be completed early 2020.

Already, more than half of the 40 apartments due to be completed in the first phase have been reserved.

Now, you can book a viewing to see the brand new show apartment on the second floor of the development.

The show apartment has been fitted out by Manchester-based furnishings company, Loft.

A spokesperson for Northlight’s sales team said: “When you are buying an apartment off-plan, it can sometimes be hard to envisage the finished product, so the show apartment is a fantastic way for clients to start to imagine their future lifestyle there.

“Loft has done an excellent job of fitting out the apartment to give clients the vision to plan the next chapter of their life at Northlight.”

The spacious and luxurious two-bedroom apartments are available with a choice of countryside or courtyard views. Countryside view apartments offer a stunning vista spanning Pendle Hill and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

Finished to the highest standard throughout, the apartments feature modern appliances, a utility room, stylish bathroom plus en-suite and ample space for both first-time buyers and downsizers alike.

A spokesperson for Northlight’s sales team said: “We’ve already reserved more than half of the apartments available in phase one, with the majority of buyers being 50 plus. Northlight is the ideal place to downsize, as the apartments are spacious with plenty of storage and lift access to all floors.”

“We anticipate a real sense of community among residents of all ages, with a host of facilities available on their doorstep and some fantastic local hotspots like gastropubs, garden centres and mill shops within easy reach.”

The redevelopment of Northlight is being carried out by PEARL, which stands for Pendle Enterprise and Regeneration Limited. PEARL is a pioneering joint venture partnership between contractors and developers Barnfield Construction and Pendle Council.

Last month, a business launch was held on-site at the Northlight development.

Speaking at the event, Cllr Mohammed Iqbal, leader of Pendle Council and PEARL board member, said: “Our ambitious vision to create a new £32m learning, living, working, leisure and cultural destination for the North West is becoming real. This is a total transformation.

He added: “The new apartments offer urban living in a stunning Victorian mill on a seven-acre site with everything you need on your doorstep.”

“It’s a new way to live, work and play in spectacular surroundings. When I first visited the derelict mill in 2012 it was a daunting challenge, so it’s been inspiring to see the whole mill complex coming to life with a totally new sense of purpose.”

“Northlight provides opportunities for a better quality of life for local people and we’re supporting local businesses and creating hundreds of jobs.”

The mill complex is already home to Lancashire Adult Learning and In-Situ arts, as well as the state-of-the-art Leisure Box facility, which is owned and operated by Burnley FC in the Community.

The entire £32 million project is being developed by Barnfield Construction, which has its headquarters based just minutes away from the site.

Barnfield Construction’s managing director, Tim Webber, who is also a member of the PEARL board, said: “With all these facilities on-site, stunning Victorian architecture and breath-taking views over the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to Pendle Hill – this will be an amazing location to live in!”

Anyone who purchases an apartment at Northlight will enjoy a free 12-month membership at a new gym which is being developed as part of the Leisure Box facility.

Tim Webber said: “As Pendle developers with our HQ within sight of Northlight, working to transform this historic landmark has been a labour of love for us.”

“Barnfield Construction has a highly experienced team working on this complex and challenging project.”

“We use Pendle contractors where possible too – from plumbers to electricians, painters and decorators.”

Funding support for Northlight has come from Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal Funding, Lancashire County Council and Pendle Council.

Steve Fogg, Chairman of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, said: “It is great to see this milestone in the development of the Northlight project, which is creating leisure facilities, apartments, offices and a home for Lancashire Adult Learning in what was an abandoned and disused former mill site.”

“We invested £4.95m in Growth Deal funds to help unlock the investment to enable this project to go ahead and drive regeneration, create jobs and spur local economic growth in this area of Lancashire.”

“Northlight is one of over 40 projects across the county that are being funded by the Lancashire Growth Deal as part of our strategic programme to transform Lancashire’s economy.”

Viewings of the site and show apartment are available by appointment. To book a viewing, call: 01282 222288 or email:

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