The latest scheme to be developed by Leeds-based commercial property development and investment firm, Eshton, will be officially launched by The Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills later this month.
The 70-acre, £50m Burnley Bridge Business Park at Junction 9 of the M65 recently became accessible to the national motorway network following completion of the link bridge crossing the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.
Phase one of the flagship project, comprising more than 93,000 sq ft of flexible accommodation, will be complete in time for Mr Cable’s visit on Thursday, February 27.
James Chapman, managing director of Eshton, said:
“We’re thrilled that Mr Cable is taking time out of his busy schedule to officially launch Burnley Bridge Business Park which, as our largest current development, is one we are particularly proud of.”
Construction of the first phase at Burnley Bridge utilises £3.85 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Established in 2001, Eshton has development schemes totalling 1,250,000 sq ft currently on site with a development value in excess of £80,000,000.
Some of the other schemes Eshton are currently developing include Springwell 27, Clough Road in Hull and The Old Fire station in Hebden Bridge.
Springwell 27 is a successful 8 acre development located just half a mile from Junction 27 of the M62 motorway, where only Phase 3 remains available.
Phase 1 was sold to Ocado, the online supermarket, who selected Springwell 27 to house its regional distribution warehouse.
Phase 2, a 30,000 sq ft terrace of 11 units is also now all sold.
The last remaining phase of Springwell 27 comprises a 30,000 to 40,000 sq ft Design and Build opportunity which benefits from having outline planning consent and site infrastructure already in place.