A decade of job creation and investment

By Ged Henderson

22 Apr 2020

Developer Eshton is celebrating a decade of investment and job creation at its Burnley Bridge Business Park.

Planning consent for the development was given in February 2010 and since its inception Burnley Bridge has supported the creation of more than 900 new jobs and delivered in excess of £60m of investment locally.

Driving a highly-skilled and mobile workforce, the 100-acre three-phase business hub off the M65 – which comprises Burnley Bridge, Titanium Park and Burnley Bridge South – is home to numerous industry-leading names.

They include Fagan & Whalley, Townsend Music, Birchall Foodservice and YESSS Electrical.

Eshton director Jonathan Chapman said: “Unlocking the site’s commercial and economic potential was our vision from day one.

“It has required a truly collaborative approach with numerous public sector stakeholders – particularly the local council – and regional development bodies.

“When we first acquired the site, it was a mass of redundant land lacking any access to the neighbouring motorway network, but with a forward-thinking approach to commercial development, we were able to transform the initial 70-acres – and more since – into a key regeneration and employment site.

“Not ones to rest on our laurels, we’re committed to building on the success of our Burnley Bridge scheme and working to meet the growing demands of businesses searching for quality and flexible industrial and warehousing accommodation.

“The boom in these sectors shows no signs of slowing. Despite the uncertainty created by COVID-19, we’ll continue to see fresh take-up from occupiers during 2020 and beyond, as businesses future-proof their supply chains and search for locations that support their long-term ambitions.

“Burnley Bridge has attracted new businesses to the town, together with allowing existing occupiers room to grow. With endless economic potential, we’re looking forward to an exciting 12 months ahead and to helping maintain Burnley’s position as an attractive place to do business.”

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