Brierfield Mill
Brierfield Mill

Brierfield Mill 


Derelict for 10 years, the iconic Brierfield Mill is a former textile mill that sits on the border of Burnley and Pendle. The colossal building is at the heart of the local communities and has been for generations.


The site was once the hub of the community, employing thousands of local people and is a well known historical feature of the East Lancashire landscape.


Plans were implemented in 2015 to bring the unique site back to life and, as a part of this restoration, create a brand new leisure facility in the mill’s old warehouse.


Only through a like-minded approach with our partners to create something special and valuable to the community has it been possible to get this significant project off the ground.

Opening 2018


Work on Burnley FC in the Community’s brand new leisure and education facility (the Northlight Development at the iconic Brierfield Mill) started back in September 2016.


With an anticipated opening during 2018, this state of the art facility will primarily serve each part of the communities in Burnley and Pendle, but will also have a wider reach across East Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

Work has started!


The site is currently being developed by Burnley FC in the Community and we have now completed phase one of the build working in close partnership with Sutton Pendle Charitable Trust and Barnfield Construction Ltd; with additional support from P.E.A.R.L, Pendle Borough Council and Lancashire L.E.P. 


What will the facility include?


Based in the former mill warehouse, this development will be a flagship facility for the community and will offer something for everyone including indoor and outdoor 3G football pitches, a huge sports hall, indoor cricket lanes, scope for birthday parties, a dance studio, a café, classrooms, a gym and the latest innovation in indoor climbing… Clip ‘n’ climb!

Contact us


If you would like to know more about the development, you have any questions or you would like to work with us in some way on this very exciting project then please contact our Head of Facilities, Matt Hargreaves, by ringing 01282 704716 or emailing