Leading multi-sector property developer Caddick Developments has submitted plans to deliver a new 612,500 sq. ft industrial and logistics hub in Farington, Lancashire. The proposed scheme, featuring a broad range of different unit sizes, would be ideally located for transport links and help cater for the intense demand for industrial space across the North West.

The proposed development would include 612,500 sq. 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.

Situated in close proximity to the M65, Junction 29 of the M6 and J9 of the M61, the site is ideally placed at the heart of central Lancashire’s motorway network, with ready access to regional and national road networks. As well as offering excellent transport links, the development would be sustainably accessible via existing public transport & improved pedestrian and cycle routes.

With demand for commercial and industrial space high in the North West, and the proposed development’s excellent location and high-quality facilities, it is anticipated that interest from local businesses looking to expand their premises, as well as businesses without an existing presence in the region, will be high.

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

The site is allocated for employment use in the South Ribble Local Plan, marking it as the largest employment allocation within the Borough.

Steve Widdowson, North West Director of Caddick Developments, commented: “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.”

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