Big Boost for Burnley Vision Park
Burnley Council and Trebor Developments has welcomed the news that Lancashire’s Local Enterprise Partnership will be investing £1.15m in the Burnley Vision Park development, which provides great opportunities for business to develop, focussing on advanced manufacturing and digital industries.
The development complements and builds on the unrivalled manufacturing and robotic technologies in the adjacent education campus, as well as offering superb centrally located office accommodation.
The investment comes through LEP’s Growth Deal with the Government, which will see an extra £17.2 million invested in Lancashire between 2016 and 2012.
Councillor Mark Townsend said ‘this is really positive news, and is a tribute to the work of the developers Trebor, the economic regeneration team at Burnley Council, and the Local Enterprise Partnership.
“The new development off Princess Way is just one of the new sites we have for employment in Burnley. Vision Park has just been granted detailed planning consent, so the wheels can now get turning for it to deliver a first class commercial environment which will meet all the expectations of potential new occupiers.
“Burnley is ranked 8th in the UK for high growth prospects, offers a diverse labour pool, good transport infrastructure, good value and local authority assistance, which has undoubtedly contributed to Burnley’s impressive occupier take-up in 2014, and we are confident Vision Park will be an attractive proposition to further new and existing businesses.”
Bob Tattrie, Managing Partner of Trebor Developments commented: “This is fantastic news and will allow us to be on site and start delivering the Vision Park development in 2015. The proposed first phase will offer a range of sized units from 1,500 sq ft, which will meet local occupier needs.”
Trebor Developments is represented by GVA and Trevor Dawson, agents. Further details of Vision Park are available at www.visionparkburnley.co.uk.