A PROJECT is being devised to give a new lease of life to a railway station - as a nearby landmark is overhauled.

An artist is set to be paid £7,000 to revamp the platforms of Brierfield, as part of ongoing efforts to transform the East Lancashire line.

In-Situ says the successful candidate, or collective, will be given a £8,000 budget to make their designs a reality.

Not only are promoters looking to make the existing station more attractive to visitors but give a new lease of life to the disused platform two there.

Fresh artwork or temporary sculptures could be installed at the halt, which dates back to 1849, or artists could encourage tours of the area, which is a stone's throw from the former Brierfield Mills, now known as Northlight.

The Friends of Pendle Stations is expected whoever is successful, with one aim being to improve links between the station and town centre.

An initial research period will take place between June and August, before the scheme is delivered between September and January 2020.

Applications can be e-mailed to paul@in-situ.org.uk. The official deadline for entries is 5pm on Monday June 3.