Danbro prepares 60,000 sq ft Fylde office

The accountancy services provider has received planning permission to convert a former Land Registry building in Lytham into its new headquarters.

Danbro, which specialises in delivering accountancy and payroll services to contractors and freelance workers throughout the UK, acquired the 77,400 sq ft building from the Land Registry in 2012. The Land Registry called the building Birkenhead House but Danbro will rename it Jubilee House.

Danbro Jubilee HouseThe firm this week received unanimous backing from planners at Fylde Council to create 60,000 sq ft of office space and 20 apartments. Danbro will also modernise the exterior of the 1960s building. The 18-to-24 month construction programme is scheduled to begin in September 2013.

Danbro's project team includes EDG Properties in Blackpool, Manning Elliott Architects of Penrith, and Fox Planning Consultancy, Poulton-le-Fylde.

Damian Broughton, managing director of Danbro, said the move would enable the firm to plan for growth and consolidate three current offices under one roof.

He said: "Jubilee House is an iconic building that offers fantastic potential to Danbro. Located on a fine stretch of Fylde coast, the vast premises will provide the firm with the space we require as we continue to grow.

"Our investment will breathe new life into the building. By diversifying its use and creating both office and residential space, the project has broader potential to turbo-charge the regeneration of Lytham and create jobs in the local area."

Danbro currently employs more than 130 staff from three premises at Whitehills Business Park in Blackpool and its London office which opened in 2012.

Once the Jubilee House renovation has completed, Danbro will be offering up to 40,000 sq ft of office space for rent.

Broughton added: "Danbro is extremely passionate about doing business in Lancashire. Given the excellent location, high-quality office space and ample parking offered at Jubilee House, we are confident we can attract some fantastic businesses to join us in our new premises.

"I am thrilled to have received go-ahead for our plans and cannot wait to see work get underway."

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