Accrol to expand with new Leyland unit

Blackburn-based paper products manufacturer Accrol is to expand its operation near Leyland with the build of a new 68,000 sq ft unit.

Construction is underway at Lancashire Business Park in Farington and should be ready for occupation within a few months.

The business park is owned by Lancashire County Council's economic development company Lancashire County Developments Limited, who will let the building to Accrol, an existing tenant at the site.

Mark Dewhurst, chief operating officer of Accrol, said: “We employ a strong team of around 100 colleagues in Leyland and are excited to be investing further to expand our operations and support the ongoing growth of our business.”

County councillor Tim Ashton, chairman of LCDL, said: "This is already a popular business park and we're really pleased that this new unit will help us provide more space for Accrol. We've seen their business develop while based here and we're proud to be supporting their plans to grow even further."

Construction is being carried out by the Bamber Bridge-based company Eric Wright Group, through the county council's Strategic Partnership Agreement. It will feature solar panels and EV car charging points.