Burnley development will bring 1,300 jobs

Burnley Council has allocated Burnley Bridge South as proposed employment land as part of its next Local Plan, hoping to bring 1,300 new jobs to the town.

Burnley Bridge Business Park




It is further good news for the town which was recently named in a Financial Times article as one of the top tech towns in the UK.

The designated site is part of Eshton’s Burnley Bridge Employment Gateway and is situated at Junction 9 M65.

To date, the three-phase development has brought more than £50m in investment to Burnley and the surrounding area.

The new Burnley Bridge South scheme will provide a similar mix of warehousing and industrial accommodation to the existing site, with a flexible range of quality units tailored to meet the needs of its occupiers. Sitting adjacent to the A679 Accrington Road, the indicative plans for Burnley Bridge South are for units totalling 600,000 sq ft.

The three developments, clustered around Junction 9 of the M65 motorway, already comprises Burnley Bridge and Titanium Park, which together span 80 acres and has 735,000 sq ft already occupied with room for a further 135,000 sq ft.

James Chapman, managing director of Eshton, said: “Burnley Bridge South forms part of our vision to expand Burnley’s business park presence and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to investing in Burnley.

“Our strategy of continued growth is on track and we’re confident that the next 12 months will bring further significant milestones for the business park and Burnley.’’

Burnley Council leader, Mark Townsend, said: ‘’We are waiting to hear from the planning inspector on final approvals and we hope to adopt the Local Plan over the summer. It is good news for Burnley that Eshton plan to take this site forward. ‘’We have confidence in them to deliver a quality development following the success of their previous business park development Burnley Bridge which has created hundreds of new jobs for the town.’’