10-year Whitefield regeneration scheme complete

The renovated Whitefield area of Nelson
The renovated Whitefield area of Nelson

The transformation of Nelson’s historic Whitefield area is now complete.

The reopening of Every Street tomorrow (Saturday) will mark the culmination of a 10 year regeneration of the area.

A celebration event will see Mayor of Pendle, Coun. Nawaz Ahmed, cut the ribbon at 2-30pm when members of the public will be able to have viewings of new homes and the renovated Victorian heritage houses. Pendle Council leader Coun. Mohammed Iqbal said: “This will make Whitefield much better connected and no longer a cul-de-sac.

“We’ve been working with Lancashire County Council in the re-opening of Every Street. It’s what residents have been wanting for some time.”

PEARL2, the joint venture company run by Pendle Council and local contractor, investor and developer Barnfield Construction, has led on the ambitious programme in Whitefield over recent years.

Tim Webber, managing director of Barnfield, said: “This event marks the end of a historic chapter for Whitefield and the completion of a very ambitious project of which, as a Pendle contractor who has undertaken the renovation work on the houses, we’re very proud.”

The event has been organised by Pendle Council with support from Whitefield Community Forum, Liberata, Great Places and Barnfield.

In addition to the refurbishments, 14 new family homes called Marsden Rise have been built.