May 2022



Plans approved for 544,000 sq ft employment hub at Farington Park.


The first phase of the development, situated in Leyland with direct links to the M6, M65 and M61, is expected to generate 600 jobs during construction and more than 1,000 jobs for the local area once operational.

A range of environmental initiatives are also being progressed as a part of the scheme, including an eight-acre recreational area, the naturalisation of a previously culverted river, planting of more than 500 trees and ecological improvements designed to assist in flood alleviation plans for the wider region.

The scheme also includes extensive landscaping and community improvement initiatives, including the delivery of a new cycleway forming part of the Leyland Loop.

Steve Widdowson, Caddick Development’s head of the North West division, said: “We’re delighted that our proposals for the major new development at Farington Park in Leyland have been approved by the South Ribble Borough Council Planning Committee.

“The scale of new jobs in the area created by the scheme – both during construction and operation – will be a huge benefit to the local economy, while addressing the acute requirement for industrial and logistics space in the North West.

“This BREEAM ‘Excellent’ project will return brownfield land to use, providing jobs and environmental improvements for the area. We look forward to continuing our work with local partners to bring the scheme forward.”

The agents for the project are Rob Taylor at Cushman & Wakefield and Sam Royle at Knight Frank.


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