First phase offices ready at Riverside Business Park

Posted on by John Cronin

Construction of the first phase of new offices in a large Lancashire business park has been completed.

Riverside Business Park in Barrowford, Lancashire covers a 24-acre site and has planning consent for approximately 300,000 sq ft of office space along with a small hotel, pub and a nursery facility. The development, close to J15, M65 is a joint venture between property giant Peel and Barnfield Construction.

vantage courtThe first phase of the speculative development has been named Vantage Court and offers a total of 35,000 sq ft of floor space within self-contained office units varying between 1,500 sq ft and 4,000 sq ft each. There are 6 ‘high quality’ office buildings (pictured) in this phase of the scheme with EPOS systems provider PRS Ltd being the first signed-up tenant.

The developers believe the site as whole offers scope for larger office occupiers who are looking for bespoke headquarters-style buildings or call centres. A further nine business courts, each containing between one and five buildings, will be constructed within the business park.

Planning permission was originally granted for a business park to be developed on the greenfield site in 1993. This permission expired without any construction being undertaken and subsequently various proposals were declined before full planning permission was granted in 2008 for the current scheme.

Dennis Mendoros, Chairman of Pendle Vision commented: “We are thrilled about the investment opportunities and jobs the park will bring to the local economy. Barrowford is an affluent place to live and we feel the development will further compliment this perception, encouraging more people into the Borough”

Joint letting agents on the scheme are Trevor Dawson and Knight Frank.

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