The Peel Centre is a leisure and retail park on the outskirts of Blackburn town centre.
Stores and Businesses
Businesses here at the time of writing (September 2023) are Vue, Tenpin, Nando’s, Pizza Hut, Matalan, and Dunelm.
The upper level of the Peel Centre contains three major entertainment venues – a Vue cinema, a Tenpin bowling alley, and Nando’s restaurant. Moviegoers can catch the latest films at Vue. Tenpin offers bowling, pool, and an arcade. Nando’s serves its signature Portuguese flame-grilled chicken in a casual dining environment.
On the lower level, there are two big-name retail stores. Matalan stocks affordable fashion, homewares, and products for kids. Dunelm sells a wide selection of furnishings, from bedding to curtains.
There’s a Pizza Hut restaurant near the Lower Audley Street entrance.
Location, Getting There, and Parking
The park is on Mayson Street, just off the A6078 (Lower Audley Street) and immediately east of Blackburn town centre. Visitors with satellite navigation systems can use the postcode BB1 1AQ to find it.
There’s plenty of free customer parking on both levels of the park. Parking restrictions apply. Check the signs for the latest rules. Individuals breaking the parking rules are often fined.
The park is easy to reach using public transport. A walkway directly links the upper level to Blackburn Train Station and the town centre.
Blackburn Bus Station is around 1/3 mile away.
The park was previously called the Peel Leisure and Retail Park.
Over the years, the mix of tenants here has changed.
Staples, the stationery and office supplies company, closed their store here in 2013. Soft furnishings company Dunelm opened a new store in the same unit at the end of 2014.
DW Fitness closed in 2017.
Jimmy’s Killer Prawns, a seafood restaurant, opened in 2020. It closed in 2022.
The Adhan Group, a property company based in Blackburn, purchased the site in 2023.
Other Retail Parks in Blackburn
However, the Peel Centre stands out for its entertainment options and convenient location.