Fagan & Whalley sign at Burnley Bridge

Road haulage company Fagan & Whalley has taken a 10-acre plot for a 92,000 sq ft distribution warehouse at Eshton’s £10m Burnley Bridge Business Park.

The distribution hub will complement Fagan & Whalley’s existing facilities in Padiham and Coventry and will provide parking for up to 80 trailers, with 10 loading bays and 25,000 pallet locations.

Standing at 19 metres high, the building will be the second largest on the 70-acre site, which has two units remaining at Magnesium Court between 6,000 sq ft and 12,500 sq ft.

A planning application for the facility was approved by Burnley Council in June and the construction programme is expected to start in September. GMI Construction Group has been appointed to carry out the main contract work, which is expected to take 36 weeks.

Stephen Fagan, commercial director at Fagan & Whalley, said: “There is a distinct lack of suitable accommodation on the M65 corridor and Burnley Bridge offered exactly what we wanted, with the added bonus of it being just one junction down the motorway from our existing operations facility and company headquarters.

“This extra capacity will enable us to provide a more efficient service to our customers in the UK and abroad and we’re looking forward to getting underway with the build programme so we can commence operations at the facility in the middle of 2017.”

Occupiers at Burnley Bridge include YESSS Electrical, Birchall Foodservice, Equinox Building Solutions and Townsend Music, with technology distribution business, Exertis, expected to move into its recently completed 543,620 sq ft distribution centre later this year.

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