Work is due to start later this year on the new Burnley Vision Park.
Planning permission has been granted for all phases of the five-acre development, next to Burnley College and UCLAN in Princess Way.
It will be a futuristic centre for new and existing advanced manufacturing and digital companies to operate next door to Burnley’s Knowledge Park.
Trebor Developments are working closely with Burnley Council on this project and the granting of detailed planning consent means the 100,000sq ft complex with offices and innovation and advanced manufacturing premises has taken a huge stride forward. There will be phased accommodation, with units from 1,000 sq ft up to 30,000 sq ft available.
Bob Tattrie, managing partner for Trebor, said: “Working with our partners at Burnley Council we have concluded the site masterplan and obtained detailed planning consent in less than 12 months of our selection. The site is now ready to deliver, having been prepared and with planning in place.”
Burnley Council leader Mark Townsend said the Vision Park will provide “A unique offer to a range of businesses with a focus on advanced manufacturing and digital industries that can connect to the unrivalled manufacturing and robotic technologies in the adjacent education campus, as well as superb centrally located office accommodation.”
He said: “Burnley’s £800m. investment in infrastructure, the creation of modern business environments to attract growing businesses, proactive business support environment and the award for Most Enterprising Area in the UK in 2013, saw an occupier take-up of a staggering 970,000 sq ft of new business space in 2014, bucking the national trend in occupier take-up rates”.
“Burnley’s Vision Park will deliver a superb commercial development which will tick all the requirement boxes of new occupiers.”
Burnley is ranked eighth in the UK for high growth prospects, with its diverse labour pool, good transport infrastructure, good value and local authority assistance.
Coun. Townsend added: “Vision Park will be an attractive proposition to further new and existing businesses in 2015.”