New Build Homes in Blackburn

As a large town in Lancashire, Blackburn has a historic past in the textiles industry. Located north of the West Pennine Moors, the town is eight miles east of Preston and just 21 miles outside Manchester.

Blackburn has a population of over 120,000, whilst more than 150,000 people live in the wider borough of Blackburn and Darwen. With plenty of great schools, many green spaces and excellent transport links, Blackburn is a fantastic place to call home. And at Wain Homes, we have a range of homes for sale in Blackburn.

Blackburn & Darwen has 464,479 square metres of green open space

Manufacturing is strong, with 25% of the local workforce working in the industry

11 schools in Blackburn are rated as “good” by Ofsted

One hour drive from Manchester Airport and 30 mins from Blackpool Airport

Excellent transport links to the North West and the rest of the UK




More and more families are deciding to call Blackburn home. This large Lancastrian town has a rich heritage in textiles and continues to have a booming manufacturing industry today. In fact, 25% of the town’s workforce work in manufacturing, with employers including BAE Military Systems and Cavalier Carpets.

Families with school-age children will be pleased to know there were 11 schools rated as “good” by Ofsted, including Witton Park Academy, Longshaw Infant School and St Anne’s Roman Catholic Primary School. Blackburn College is also home to over 500 students and is a key employer in the town. 

Residents of Blackburn also have much in the way of green spaces to enjoy on their doorstep with 464,479 square metres of open space in and around the town. This includes Corporation Park, Witton Country Park, and Turton and Entwistle Reservoir.

Blackburn also has fantastic transport links to the rest of the North West and UK. The M56 motorway connects to the M6 and M61, with nearby Manchester a commutable distance. Manchester Airport is also just an hours’ drive away, while Blackpool Airport is just over half an hour.

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Just 21 miles away from Manchester, Blackburn is close enough to experience the hustle and bustle of city life. Whilst the town offers a quieter location, there’s still much in the way of culture to enjoy at the Blackburn Empire Theatre and King George’s Hall, as well as the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery.

Football fans can enjoy Championship level action at Ewood Park, the home of Blackburn Rovers, whilst The Mall offers fun for shopaholics.