A joint development project between Lancashire County Council and Lancaster City Council, the ambition is to transform a predominantly derelict industrial site into a premier North West business destination.
The overarching vision for the initial 62-acre plot is the delivery of new and improved industrial premises to meet current and future business needs. With priority being given to local business expansion requirements, the site also aims to help drive job creation and enable long-term business growth.
Being close to Heysham’s two nuclear power stations, it is anticipated that energy generation, resource management, and environmental firms will cluster around the site.
Service providers who can support the projected increase in traffic to and from the recently upgraded Port of Heysham will also be sought.
To help unlock the area’s investment potential, strategic context work and a site-specific masterplan underpinned by detailed viability and feasibility work, is in progress.
The area also forms part of the wider Lancashire West Business Park employment land allocation in Lancaster’s adopted Local Plan.
Size of site: 60-70 acres
Location: Imperial Rd, Heysham, LA3 3PW
Connectivity: Approx 20 minutes drive to Junction 34 of the M6 (6.6 miles). 10 minutes drive to Heysham Port (1.9 miles).
Less than 20 minutes drive to Lancaster City Centre.
Scheme value: TBC
Planning status: Identified as employment land in adopted Local Plan
Promoter: Lancaster City Council / Lancashire County Council