Blackburn & Darwen Borough Council granted planning permission on the 18th September for a new £2 million training facility for Electricity North West in Whitebirk, Blackburn. This new facility will be the main training centre for ENWL for the whole of the North West Region.
This scheme will utilise current vacant land at the depot and will incorporate five workshops, classrooms and office space as well as associated amenity spaces, including outdoor training facilities.
The project will go out to tender at the end of October and a main contractor will be appointed before Christmas. Work is due to start on site at the beginning of January 2013 with a completion date of June 2013.