Northern Trust snaps up Blackpool estate

Chorley-based Northern Trust has added Clifton Trade Park industrial estate to its Blackpool portfolio.

Northern Trust, advised by B8 Real Estate, purchased the 34,479 sq ft site from Murphy Young, advised by GVA.

The modern multi-let industrial estate comprises a mixture of industrial/trade counter units and studio office suites.

It is located at the end of the M55, close to the A5230 and junction 4 of the motorway, and joins Blackpool & Fylde Industrial Estate in the group's portfolio.

Tom Parkinson, director at Northern Trust, said: “We have been long term investors in the Blackpool & Fylde area and, with the planned growth of the town at Junction 4 of the M55 this is an excellent addition to our existing portfolio." John Burrows of B8 Real Estate said the site had a good occupancy record with many long-standing occupiers.