Baldwin Design Consultancy made the masterplan for Lune Business Park. Credit: via Hurstwood Holdings

Hurstwood secures consent for £40m Lancaster industrial 

The Manchester-based developer is to build a 200,000 sq ft speculative scheme at Lune Business Park following approval from the city council.

Hurstwood Holdings, which acquired the 23-acre Lune Business Park 15 years ago for £5m, also wants to build a café, pharmacy, convenience store and nursery as part of the park’s £40m redevelopment. 

The new scheme will offer floorplates from 1,000 sq ft up to 100,000 sq ft with design and build opportunities also available, the company said.

As part of the plans, Hurstwood will also provide to a new bus service, connecting the business park to Lancaster city centre and surrounding areas. 

Sam Ashworth, project director at Hurstwood Holdings, said: “This planning permission has been a long time coming and we are pleased to have finally secured this important milestone.

“Hurstwood owns two large industrial estates in Lancaster and we are fully committed to maximising the potential of these estates, which will bring significant economic benefits to area and further job creation.” 

Hurstwood plans to be on site at the start of 2022, Ashworth added. 

The new scheme is to be developed in phases over the next four years and Hurstwood will appoint a contractor in the coming weeks. 

The masterplan for the site was drawn up by Baldwin Design Consultancy. Broadgrove Planning advised on the submission of the masterplan. 

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