Lancaster House Convent

Sisters act to sell Wigan convent  

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Dan Whelan

The Sisters of Notre Dame Namur, who live at Lancaster House convent close to Parbold Village near Wigan, want to sell the property to a developer, after securing outline consent for a 70-unit care village at the site. 

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Burnley Barnfield delivers UCLan accommodation

The joint venture between Burnley Council and Barnfield Investment Properties has completed a 136-bed student accommodation scheme for occupation by the University of Central Lancashire.

Kirkham Town Centre

Fylde seeks £9.5m for town centre projects

Dan Whelan

The local authority has joined neighbouring councils Blackpool and Wyre to bid for Future High Streets Funding for a raft of projects in Kirkham town centre, including a conversion of the Kirkgate Centre into apartments. 

Site Development

JV kicks off Mill Bank with access road

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Neil Tague

Barnfield Blackburn, a joint venture between Barnfield Developments and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, has started work on an access road at its Mill Bank Business Park site off the M65.

Alid Tarleton REVAMPED

Aldi tries again with Tarleton proposal

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Sarah Townsend

The supermarket retailer has reworked plans for a store on the site of a derelict Indian restaurant, once the 17th century Rams Head Inn, off Liverpool Road, and submitted a fresh application to West Lancashire Council.  

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Hurstwood advances £35m Lune expansion

Dan Whelan

The developer and investor has submitted a masterplan for the business park on New Quay Road west of Lancaster city centre, , including a mixed-use scheme containing 200,000 sq ft of additional industrial space.

Hampton By Hilton Blackpool Create

Hilton to grow on Blackpool hotel boom 

Dan Whelan

The hotel and residential developer Create Developments has won approval to expand its Hampton by Hilton Hotel on South Promenade to more than 200 bedrooms, just two years after it completed the original 130-bedroom scheme as Blackpool’s hotel pipeline continues to grow. 

Oakmere Pathfinders Drive Lancaster

Oakmere’s Lancaster homes move forward after delay

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Dan Whelan

The housebuilder is one step closer to being given the green light for a 70-home scheme at Royal Albert Farm off Pathfinders Drive, three years after Homes England submitted outline proposals for the site but the decision making process was delayed.