Buttress appointed as Architects

Manchester based architects, Buttress have been appointed as the design team who will produce the architectural plans, with listed building consent, up to RIBA stage 3, to begin the transformation of The Exchange into a cultural and community hub for the town centre. John James McGregor, Chair of the Trustees said: “In appointing Buttress, we…

Christmas Update 2021

Christmas is traditionally a time of light and hope in dark times. It’s a moment to look back at the achievements of the last 12 months and look forward to the exciting times ahead. Despite continued uncertainties of the times we are living in, we can plan for the future development of The Exchange with…

We have LIFT OFF!

Former Cinema to become a multicultural  ‘Hub on the High Street’ The Exchange launches a 5 year business plan and fundraising strategy to bring communities together Flags from across the globe, representing the diversity of races and religions, cultures and communities in Blackburn with Darwen will decorate The Exchange at a special event to launch…

Nudrat is New Trustee

The Trustees of Re:Source, the charity behind the development of The Exchange, Blackburn are delighted to welcome Nudrat Alexxander Mughal to the team. Nudrat has worked in the arts, cultural and voluntary sector for over 9 years. She has a passion for working on ambitious projects that result in achieving positive impacts for communities. She…

Confessional

In 2021, we were delighted to be approached to host The Confessional. A one day themed music and arts festival staged showcasing some of the best emerging talent throughout the UK. (BBC 6 Music, Glastonbury Standard). The event included guest DJs, high quality food and drink.

Congratulations Caer!

Huge congratulations to Caerwen Butler, Manager of The Exchange who has passed her MBA and ILM Level 7 to finish her Senior Executive Level Apprenticeship. Caer, gained a distinction in her MBA and a merit in the ILM Level 7, passing with flying colours under challenging circumstances. Over the last 12 months she’s been juggling…

Hi to Aqilah!

We’re pleased to have been given additional resources to employ a new team member through the Government’s Kickstart Scheme which provides funding to create new jobs and training opportunities for 16 to 24 year olds. Aqilah Mohammed is a qualified person centred counsellor who’s passion has always been to help people. She has volunteered for…

Through the Round Window!

The full splendour of The Exchange is being witnessed for the first time, as close-up photos are released showing the beautiful architectural detail of the building. Drone photography funded by a grant from Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub shows the detail of the rose window. Rose window is often used as a generic term applied to a…

BBC Northwest Tonight visits The Exchange

We’re delighted that The Exchange, Blackburn was selected for BBC Northwest Tonight’s coverage of the national Heritage Open Days festival, one of 5,000 events across the UK coordinated by the National Trust with funding from the players of Peoples Postcode Lottery. Presenter and Lancashire reporter, Beccy Barr interviewed Re:Source trustees, Dr Alastair Murdoch and Jill…