The Lancashire commercial development will create thousands of jobs on a 65-hectare site at Cuerden, near Leyland. Situated at the end of the M65 motorway, and close to both the M6 and M61, the development is planned to include office and business space, logistics and manufacturing commercial space, mixed-use areas and housing.
Based in Bamber Bridge, Maple Grove Developments are part of Eric Wright Group. They will now bring their expertise to the plans for the site before detailed plans are submitted later this year.
The City Deal
City Deal is an agreement between the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council and Lancashire County Council, along with central government and Homes England.
The City Deal will help to create more than 20,000 new private-sector jobs and see over 17,000 new homes built across the area, along with new school places, open green spaces and new health provision to cater for the growing population.
Make Lancashire Central a success
Geoff Driver CBE, leader of the County Council, said: “By working in partnership with Maple Grove on this major development, they will bring their extensive knowledge and expertise to help us to bring thousands of jobs to Lancashire through this very exciting project.
“Maple Grove have many years of experience of developing sites like this and will be integral to bringing our plans to life. They have also based a short distance from the Lancashire Central site at Cuerden, so they also really understand the area.
“It’s vital that we manage this project in the right way so that we create something which works for the needs of business and create jobs in Lancashire, while understanding the location and setting.
“We’re clear that the development of this important site will bring benefits to the whole of Lancashire, through new jobs and growing our economy.”
Karen Hirst, managing director at Maple Grove Developments, added: “As a Lancashire developer we are hugely committed to making Lancashire Central a success.
“Having worked closely with the council on this scheme previously, we feel privileged to have been selected again and look forward to making an immediate start on bringing forward this site to create employment opportunities for the local area.”