HBD and Barnfield pursue 800,0000 sq ft in Preston
Regular joint venture partners, the developers have submitted outline plans for a £65m industrial and warehousing scheme on a 62-acre site at Roman Way.
The site, an allocated employment site within Preston City Council’s Local Plan, sits to the east of the existing Roman Way Industrial Estate; a large and well-established industrial development.
Chris Newsome, senior development surveyor at HBD, said: “The site is very well connected, close to the motorway network and within just 1.2 miles of the M6, making it an ideal location for an industrial scheme of this calibre.
“It also sits adjacent to the very successful Roman Way Industrial Estate and would help to address the shortage of high quality industrial space within the region, while providing thousands of new jobs.”
Should the planning application succeed, the partners plan to start infrastructure work later this year.
Pre-application discussions started in 2020 for Roman Way. HBD Barnfield’s professional team includes architect Fletcher Rae and planner Iceni. Ridge has worked on assessing flood risk and drainage, Bowland on ecology and arboriculture, while Mode is the highways expert.
Sandy Brown has worked on acoustics and Applied Geology has considered any geo-environmental factors. Dean Young of Young & Co acted for the landowner.
Also in Preston, HBD and the Barnfield Group have worked together on the 18-acre East development, fully letting the 70,000 sq ft first phase and now having the rest of the site under offer.
The partnership has also developed an 11.5-acre project in Huyton, Beacon 62, securing deals with Aldi, Euro Garages and motor dealer Hatfields to fully dispose of the site.
Tracy Clavell-Bate, head of development for Barnfield Group, said: “It is great to get the site to the planning stage; it hasn’t been without its challenges, but we are sure with it being a natural extension to the existing Roman Way site, which is fully occupied, that the development will be extremely successful if planning is granted.”