Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council allocated a sum of £1.5 million to establish an impressive new communal area at the heart of Darwen, known as Darwen Market Square.
This square was meticulously planned, taking into account the input received from consultations, and it has been tailored to cater to a variety of activities such as hosting large-scale events, fostering social interactions, providing spaces for relaxation and reflection, and even accommodating potential retail spaces. The primary aim was to consider the needs of Darwen's residents and workers, as well as the numerous visitors to the town. A paramount objective was to maintain a harmonious equilibrium between creating a modern, forward-looking space that meets contemporary requirements while respecting and preserving the natural beauty and historical elements both within and around the location.
The development of Darwen Market Square commenced in late May 2018 and was successfully completed in the spring of 2019, marked by an official launch celebration.