The new Blackburn bus station was designed by Capita Symonds Architects and built by construction and civil engineers Eric Wright Group on behalf of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.
The £4.7m project officially opened on 1 May 2016. It is the cornerstone of the £40m Pennine Reach scheme to speed up travel between Blackburn, Darwen and Hyndburn.
The relocation to its new site provided direct links with the rail station and the nearby cathedral quarter development and an increase in footfall outside the shopping centre and the new market was anticipated. The installation of pedestrian guardrail has helped to guide users safely along designated pathways.