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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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