St James Street Sign

Lower St James's Street Heritage Action Zone

Burnley Borough Council has been successful in securing £1.2 million from Historic England for a Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) focussed with the Lower St James’s Street area of Burnley Town Centre.

The Lower St James’s Street HAZ provides a unique opportunity with investment into the built environment, combined with community engagement to enhance the streetscape, reduce building vacancies and increase visitors to the area.

HAZ Objectives

The Burnley HAZ Scheme will include physical aspects such as building on the areas existing assets, physical works, street furniture/signage and improved traffic flow and access, as well as creating new creative spaces, creating an Empire Theatre vision, Community engagement and a Cultural programme.


Drop in and see us

Come and see HAZ project officers and other members of the HAZ team on Tuesday the 22nd of March at 117 St James's Street. Pop in between 4pm and 8pm

Heritage Training week is a huge success

The Heritage Action Zone project has funded several heritage skills training sessions for the local Burnley Community. Over 45 people have been introduced to traditional sign writing, lime plastering, decorative

Public Realm – Word on the street

2021 saw the fantastic brand new public realm changes to St James's Street, here we capture the thoughts of just some of our local residents that we happy to be