Two of Accrington’s most iconic buildings, the historic Town Hall and Market Hall, will be lit up soon when work on the next phase of the Town Square begins in autumn.

Council Leader, Cllr Miles Parkinson, said; “Work on the Town Square is progressing well and we’re looking forward to the next phase, when a lighting scheme will be installed to show off the beautiful historic facades of the Town Hall and Market Hall, two of our most iconic buildings. Work on the Town Square has already put these magnificent listed buildings centre stage and the lighting scheme will enhance them even more. During the next phase large planters will also be installed along with benches, all adding to the ambience of the new Town Square.”

Town Hall and Market Hall new iconic lighting scheme

He added; “The Council’s Townscape Heritage Officer is in contact with shop owners in the area who are eligible to apply for a 90% grant to improve their properties, and we hope they will take full advantage of this, so that we’ll see improvements to the properties opposite the Town Hall, Market Hall and along Blackburn Rd over the next few months.”

Cllr Parkinson concluded; “We’re really looking forward to seeing the Town Square completed, ready for the official opening on 10th November and to see it hosting a range of events and activities in the future.”