A mixed use development to include up to 800,000 sq ft of new industrial, logistics and manufacturing employment space
On the motorway network at the start of the M65, close to the M61 and M6 junctions
Mixed use development to include the following: - 800,000 sq ft of new industrial, logistics and manufacturing employment space - 260,000 sq ft of high quality office and business space - Retail to be anchored by Lancashire's only IKEA store - Five other large A1 retail units and restaurant units - Residential and hotel
Lancashire Central has planning consent for over 2 million sq ft of commercial floorspace. From its strategic location at the start of the M65, the M6 and M61 can be reached within five minutes, making it easily accessible within Lancashire and to the North West. The consent includes over 861,000 sq ft for industrial and logistics and nearly 300,000 sq ft for office and other business space including higher value employment uses. The 686,376 sq ft retail will be anchored by IKEA, who’s 370,376 sq ft store will be Lancashire’s first. The scheme will boast amenities including a hotel, restaurants,a family pub and a gym within a high quality landscaped environment. Lancashire Central is the biggest single employment generating scheme being delivered by the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal, which is investing £430 million in infrastructure and transport improvements. Site access and preparatory works are already underway.