Presspart Blackburn, P, planning docs

Presspart has planning approval for a replacement warehouse in Blackburn. Credit: via planning docs

Blackburn approves Presspart 33,400 sq ft shed

The Phillips Road site was purchased by the applicant three years ago with a view to increasing the business’s on-site warehouse facilities.

H & T Presspart currently has a warehouse in place at its Whitebirk Industrial Estate premises which will be torn down to make way for a replacement unit.

This replacement will give Presspart added storage space and manufacturing facilities and will include an improved welfare facility for staff.

The business manufactures inhaler canisters, and components for a variety of industries, including industrial, electronic, and pharmaceutical.

Blackburn with Darwen Council’s planning department has approved the plans, which will see work carried out across two phases.

Phase one will see the partial demolition and building of a new industrial unit to the south-west of the site. Current site access off Philips Road will be retained.

The unit being replaced is currently occupied by a tenant and will continue to operate separately to the wider Presspart operation.

Parking provision will increase from nine to 13 spaces.

Phase two would see Presspart take up its ability to occupy the whole site if needed.

This would involve tearing down the existing ‘Factory 6’ and building an extension to the front and side of the phase-one build, a 7,100 sq ft reduction in the ground floor size of the current buildings.

The western site access kept during phase one would be blocked up with primary site access off Philips Road retained and modified.

A service yard with associated parking would also be provided upon completion of the development.

The project team for the development features Campbell Driver Partnership, Mode Transport, and Rachel Hacking Ecology.

To view the plans search for reference number 10/24/0035 on Blackburn Council’s planning portal.

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