Proposed Farington logistics hub to boost local employment

Posted on - 29th September, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston News, Redevelopment
Construction of the new units is underway at Lancashire Business Park.`
Lancashire Business Park under construction earlier this year

Property developer Caddick Developments has submitted plans to deliver a new logistics and industrial hub in Farington.


The proposed scheme is expected to bring an economic boost to the region, through the creation of hundreds of jobs.

The development would include 612,500sq ft of commercial space, offering a mix of industrial and logistics space with ancillary offices, providing the flexibility to accommodate businesses of all types and sizes.

Proposals include a range of unit sizes to accommodate the needs of future occupiers, including big-box distribution units, mid-box production and warehousing, as well as smaller units for local businesses.

The 40-acre site located adjacent to Lancashire Business Park is anticipated to create around 830 full-time equivalent jobs upon its completion. A further 420 full-time equivalent positions are expected to be created during the construction phase.

Read more: Construction of new industrial units underway at Farington business park

Proposals also incorporate a significant area of open space for community use, as well as upgrades to surrounding pedestrian and cycle routes.

Plans Submitted for New Central Lancashire Logistics Hub
Plans Submitted for New Central Lancashire Logistics Hub

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The site is allocated for development in the South Ribble Local Plan, marking it as the largest employment allocation within the Borough. An outline planning application for industrial space has already been granted in 2017.

Steve Widdowson, North West Director of Caddick Developments, said: “Our proposed development on Farington Park offers an attractive proposition to businesses looking to establish themselves in Central Lancashire and on the northern edges of the Greater Manchester and Merseyside conurbations.

“As well as being ideally located on the transport network, the scheme would offer flexible commercial space to suit businesses of all shapes and sizes.

“Granted planning permission, this landmark project would make a key intervention into meeting the increased regional demand for developments of this size and type. In turn, our proposals would provide a significant economic boost to the community and create hundreds of local jobs.

“There is continued demand from occupiers to be on the M6 Corridor and this site is very well placed to meet that need.”

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