A £50m. business park development in Burnley has moved a step closer to completion.
The steel framework at Magnesium Court, the first new-build industrial and warehousing scheme at the Burnley Bridge Business Park development near Hapton, has been installed.
Bosses at developers Eshton said the work represented a major milestone and puts Phase One of the development on track to meet the end of February completion date.
Magnesium Court will provide accommodation for two to six businesses.
Eshton Group has also submitted a third speculative scheme for planning and construction is expected to start on the 15,000 sq ft Lithium House at the entrance to the business park in the second quarter of 2014.
Mr James Chapman, managing director of Eshton Group, said: “With the steel frame now completed at Magnesium Court, and the new bridge that will connect the business park to the M65 due for completion at the end of the month, Burnley Bridge Business Park is now really taking shape.
“This is the biggest industrial park development on the M65 corridor for 10 years and we are already receiving strong interest from regional operators across a variety of industry sectors. We are confident that such high calibre and flexible industrial/warehousing accommodation in a prominent location with direct access to the motorway network will not remain on the market for long.”
Burnley Council leader Coun. Julie Cooper added: “The Burnley Bridge development will unlock the massive potential that the site has in terms of attracting businesses into the borough and creating new jobs – the development further reinforces Burnley’s reputation as open for business and a great place for business.”
Once fully occupied, the business park is expected to create 1,400 jobs.