Maple Grove selected for Cuerden development

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Bamber Bridge's Maple Grove Developments has been selected by Lancashire County Council as its commercial development partner for the Lancashire Central project.

Together they will develop the 65-hectare site at Cuerden, near Leyland, to create a space fit for office and business, logistics and manufacturing commercial, mixed use areas and housing.

County Councillor 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 are also based a short distance from the Lancashire Central site at Cuerden, so they also really understand the area."

Karen Hirst, managing director at Maple Grove Developments said: "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.”

As a Lancashire developer we are hugely committed to making Lancashire Central a success.

"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."

The Cuerden site is part of the City Deal project which will help to create more than 20,000 new private sector jobs and see over 17,000 new homes built across the area.

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