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April 27, 2021

Plans unveiled for £10m Momentum commercial space in Blackburn

We’re pleased to announce we have now submitted plans to create a new £10m commercial development in Blackburn.

The development will create 68 new commercial units on a 1.56-hectare site off Haslingden Road close to Junction 5 of the M65. The units will offer a total of 24,000 sq ft of commercial space for office, industrial, storage and distribution uses.

This scheme will continue the roll out of our popular Momentum business centre concept which provides flexible spaces to support growing SMEs.

It will become our fourth Momentum project and follows previous developments in Preston and Buckshaw Village, near Chorley. Momentum offers occupiers the opportunity to rent, buy or rent to buy.

Our director Jeremy Lefton comments: “Our Momentum business centres have proved hugely successful because they offer business owners that all-important flexibility to support them on their business journey.

“These units will provide a fantastic location for businesses right next to the M65 in a well-established commercial area, creating new jobs and economic activity. We’re excited to submit this planning application and hope to be on site before the end of the year.”

The 68 single-storey commercial units will be spread across 12 buildings. Aimed primarily at small businesses and start-ups, the flexible design enables owners and occupiers to take more than one unit and add a mezzanine level to a create a larger space to suit their specific needs.

The site lies adjacent to Guide reservoir and is also opposite the sprawling Shadsworth Business Park. It will be accessed off Haslingden Road and includes provision for 193 parking spaces, motorcycle parking and cycle storage.

We have appointed Danny Pinkus at Pinkus & Co and Neil Weaver of Taylor Weaver as joint agents. The scheme was designed by Evolve Architectural Design and De Pol Associates are acting as planning consultant.

Subject to planning consent, we hope to be able to start work on the development towards the end of summer with phase one being made available in early 2022.

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February 14, 2020

Jeremy outlines commercial property trends at Place North West event

Roundhouse director Jeremy Lefton has taken part in a major discussion on Lancashire’s property and regeneration sector.

Jeremy was invited to be part of the panel discussion for Place North West’s Lancashire Development Update.

The event, at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa near Blackburn, was attended by over 200 property professionals from across the region.

Jeremy was asked about current commercial property trends in Lancashire, commenting that smaller and more flexible spaces where growing increasingly important for SMEs.

Jeremy said: “There’s definitely been a shift in the last few years in how business owners are viewing their property needs. It’s not necessarily a case of living close to work but looking for a place to work that’s close to home.

“Technology and the ability to work from anywhere also means that some occupiers don’t need to double the size of their premises to double the size of their business.

“We’ve seen it with our own office developments that business owners definitely appreciate being close to transport links but also close to residential areas. They also like being part of an SME business community with like-minded people.”

The conference offered an update on economic activity in Lancashire, the key developments, future sites, and policies shaping the area. Other areas discussed included housing, warehouses, offices, and retail.

Other speakers at the event included Preston City Council chief executive Adrian Phillips and Nick Gerrard, growth and prosperity programme director at Blackpool Council. Maple Grove Developments and Nikal were among the other developers represented at the event.

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July 24, 2019

Tenant Focus – Thrive: Optimal Human Performance

Thrive: Optimal Human Performance, is a personal training company based at Momentum@Cuerden.

With a focus on health, fitness and personal training it’s a fantastic environment for members to receive the optimal training experience.

Owners of Thrive, Jack Brunet and Patrick O’Keeffe have combined experience of over 20 years in the fitness industry, working in gyms as self-employed personal trainers.

Jack Brunet, said: “Momentum is a fantastic location for us as it is close to Preston, Chorley & Leyland where most of our market is and is easily connected by the M6, M61, M65 motorways.

The units are the ideal size and high quality that we wanted for our image as a luxury gym environment. We are certain we could not have found a better location and quality of building for our project in the North West.

The aim and ethos of Thrive is to have positive impact on people’s lives through the highest quality support system for their health and fitness.
Thrive aims to grow its current membership base from 60 to 400 over the next three years.

Patrick added: “The long-term plan is to have 400 active, happy and involved members that enjoy their weekly training experience beyond what is possible in a conventional gym. We are not selling a membership; we are here to tailor the training and nutrition around each and every member.

“Thrive is here to help people train properly, regardless of experience, confidence or fitness levels. What sets us apart from other gyms is its top-quality environment located in a high-end building, with the fixtures and fittings where a community of members work together with their coaches to achieve result.”

To find out more about Thrive, visit

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July 18, 2019

Final phase of £5 million Preston business centre sells out

North-West based Roundhouse Properties has sold the final phase at its third Momentum site ahead of its planned Summer completion.

The last 1,300 Sq Ft unit of the ten in the third and final phase was taken by Just German Parts, which now means all 48 units at the Momentum@Cuerden site will be occupied.

Just German Parts specialises in providing automotive parts and accessories to commercial and domestic customers, specifically for marques in the VAG group and BMW. The company focuses on sourcing selected quality aftermarket products that are high quality while cheaper than main dealers. The business will be relocating from its Accrington base.

Daley Anderson, joint owner said: “We’ve been searching for a new location for a long time as we specifically wanted a base that had direct access to the motorway network and was easy for our customers to visit us. The premises will enable us to serve a wider Lancashire base and were looking forward to being part of a vibrant business community.”

Momentum@Cuerden is adjacent to Roundhouse’s South Rings Office Village and opposite to the property company’s South Preston Office Village complex.

Jeremy Lefton, managing director of Roundhouse Momentum Developments, said: “Demand for the units has been high due to the location being next to the M6, M65 and M61 interchange and decent retail and leisure amenities.

“The Momentum concept is a tried and tested model which is working well for SMEs across the county. We’re also hoping to start on our Blackburn and Knowsley sites this year and are continuing to look for other suitable locations in the region to roll out further Momentum sites.”

Construction on the Preston site started in late 2017 and now completed the development will provide 37,800 Sq Ft of commercial space.

For further information contact Roundhouse Properties on 01772 312579 or visit

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