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Plans to redevelop Barton Hall at Broughton as employment park for start-up firms

Posted on - 6th January, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Business, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment
Barton Hall proposed site plan Pic: Cassidy + Ashton
Barton Hall proposed site plan Pic: Cassidy + Ashton

An application has been submitted to redevelop commercial buildings at Barton Hall in Broughton.

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The proposal would see the creation of 38 starter units for local businesses.

Part of the existing office building would be kept for use as a communal hub, providing breakout spaces and meeting rooms for the businesses on site. The rest of the existing development would be demolished.

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The site in Garstang Road is occupied by developers Midas Land Limited, and is currently approved for use as offices (Class E).

The existing buildings were originally used by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), with a large office complex located centrally within the site and other buildings to the east and north.

As Midas doesn’t need the same amount of space for its own operations it is seeking to redevelop the site for a wider range of uses including offices, studios, workshops or storage facilities (Class E/B2/B8).

Extract from CGI showing the proposed units Pic: Cassidy + Ashton
Extract from CGI showing the proposed units Pic: Cassidy + Ashton

The 38 single-storey units would be spread across six blocks.

Each unit would be 100 sq m in size, and as such would be targeted at start-up businesses looking to establish themselves and develop.

Parking would be available for four motorcycles and 124 cars, plus there would be seven disability spaces and 16 cycle spaces.

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A separate application will be made for an office building for applicant Midas.

The planning application (06/2021/1667) can be viewed on the Preston City Council website.


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