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Work starts at blaze-hit Leyland business park
5:50pm Wednesday 27th February 2013 in News
Work has started at Lancashire Business Park in Leyland, a huge new industrial and logistics scheme.
The scheme by Lancashire County Developments Limited will replace a 450,000 sq ft building which was destroyed by fire in December 2011.
The business park is owned by the county council's economic development firm, Lancashire County Developments Limited.
Construction works are well advanced, with the first units to be completed for July and August this year.
Three buildings are to be constructed, providing in total 390,000 sq ft. County Councillor Michael Green, cabinet member for economic development, environment and planning, said: "We are delighted to be at a very advanced stage with this major new development.
“We believe it will provide a huge boost for both manufacturing and logistics businesses based in Lancashire and the wider North West region.”
The business park is just one of the ways in which the county council is supporting growth and economic development in the county. David Brooks, director of Jones Lang LaSalle who are marketing the development, said: “With the lack of funding for new speculative development remaining tight for the foreseeable future, we envisage that the problem being experienced with the shortage of supply buildings will become more acute.
“Lancashire Business Park is well serviced by the North West motorway network, lying within 1.5 miles of the intersection of the M6, M61 and M65 motorways.”