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The Lancashire Project Pipeline

Industrial, Commercial and Employment Sites

Lomeshaye Industrial Park – Pendle, East Lancashire 

Lomeshaye Industrial Park in Pendle is a major 40-hectares industrial estate which is home to more than 80 companies. Plans to extend the site, and increase Class E, B2 and B8 commercial floorspace by nearly 36,000 sqm, are in progress, and represent a unique opportunity to maximise the significant employment potential identified at the site. The site benefits from motorway access within a two minute drivetime. Over £25m of investment is being made in Pendle through government Town Deal and Levelling Up Funding, benefitting business and communities.

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Altham Park South – Accrington, East Lancashire 

Altham Park South is a proposed 31-hectares business park which will form an extension to the existing Altham Business Park (a former fully occupied Enterprise Zone). The Altham Park South site, which is set to deliver 115,00 sqm of new B2 and B8 commercial space, is also adjacent to the proposed Huncoat Garden Village development which could provide around 1,800 new homes.

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Whitebirk 2 – nr Blackburn, East Lancashire 

Whitebirk 2 is a proposed 30.5-hectares business park which will create 113,000 sqm of new B2 and B8 commercial floorspace adjacent to the over 90,000 sq m Frontier Park employment zone. Frontier Park, which is already fully occupied, also features a £25m/150-bedroom Hampton by Hilton Hotel.

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Botany Bay – Chorley, South Lancashire

With planning consent in place, the development of the iconic Botany Bay site will create a modern, mixed-use business park featuring 37,500 sqm of new commercial floorspace. Sitting adjacent to the M61, the site’s strategic location – with ready access to whole of the North West – creates opportunities for storage, logistics, general industrial and light industrial activities. More information:

Burnley Bridge North & South – East Lancashire

A strategic site on the M65 Corridor with planning permission for over 1m sq ft of industrial and warehousing space. The first phase, Burnley Bridge, is now completed and occupied. The Burnley Bridge South site – which has planning permission in place – is being promoted by Monte Blackburn Ltd and offers a wide range of different design and build options.

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Burnley Vision Park – East Lancashire

A 5-hectare fully serviced site, adjacent to Burnley Town Centre and M65, is owned by Burnley Borough Council. The first phase, aimed at advanced manufacturing and digital growth companies is completed and fully occupied. As part of the Lancashire Institute of Technology, Burnley College are taking a section of the site to accommodate an Advanced Manufacturing Industry Hub. There is also scope for future office and/or hybrid space across a range of sectors.

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Town Centre and Residential Sites 

Leyland – Central Lancashire 

£25m of Town Deal funding is in place to support key projects and boost businesses, regenerate Leyland town centre, and improve infrastructure. This includes a new public square, commercial units, and residential developments. Leyland’s popular market will be refurbished, and a new business hub/shared workspace will be developed.

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Accrington – East Lancashire 

£20m of Levelling Up funding will be used to upgrade several key retail and commercial sites. The Grade II listed Accrington Market Hall will be transformed into a shopping, dining and drinking destination; the art deco Burtons Chambers will be reimagined as contemporary co-working space; and the Market Chambers building will become a performance venue/cultural hub (with additional premium commercial space being created).

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Nelson – East Lancashire 

A £25m Town Deal funding package will support improvements across eight major projects. This will include retail, leisure, arts and cultural facilities, two new hubs focussed on skills provision, and employment support, and improved transport links. In addition, there will be programmes rolled-out to bring under-used buildings back into use, and significant investment to enable the upgrade of key industrial, office and employment sites.

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Colne – East Lancashire 

A £6.5m Levelling Up funding package will see Colne’s Heritage Quarter reinvented as a dynamic retail, entertainment and cultural destination. Upgrading the town’s three working theatres will be central to the scheme, while the historic Derby Arms pub – and other vacant buildings – will be brought back to life. Colne’s popular Market Hall will also be improved.

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Rawtenstall and Bacup – East Lancashire

A £17.9m Levelling Up programme will focus on supporting economic growth through a range of improvements. Plans for Rawtenstall include reconfiguring its market, improving traffic flow through major infrastructure investment, and creating a new community learning hub (in partnership with Nelson and Colne College). In nearby Bacup, the vision is to completely redevelop the Bacup Market site, and upgrade the public realm.

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Kirkham – Fylde Coast 

£6.3m of Future High Steet funding will drive the revitalisation of Kirkham’s historic town centre. Key buildings will be restored/re-purposed, with new retail, leisure and entertainment sites being developed. Enhanced public realm will further boost footfall and increase visitor appeal.

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Ormskirk – West Lancashire 

A partnership between Lancashire County Council, West Lancashire Borough Council, and Historic England, the £3.4m Ormskirk Eastern Gateway project will make major improvements to Ormskirk town centre. As part of the Town Centre Heritage Action Zone, a new bus station, new walking and cycling facilities, and improved public realm, will greatly enhance the town’s business, retail and residential offer. It will further promote active travel and sustainable transport.

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