Fairport Engineering Adlington
An earlier iteration of the rebuild sought consent for 86,000 sq ft of industrial space

Chorley gives thumbs-up to shed rebuild  

Dan Whelan

Engineering group Fairport Holdings has been given permission to build four industrial units totalling 52,000 sq ft at its Adlington headquarters after a fire destroyed most of the facility in 2019. 

The fire ripped through a significant part of the Fairport complex, which is used for the manufacturing of large waste containers, and left other buildings on the Market Place site in a dangerous and unusable state. 

Under Fairport’s latest proposals, three of the four buildings would be designed to provide accommodation that could be subdivided into 11 individual units.

The buildings would be located on either side of a central access road, and the development also features a central HGV turning facility and a 97-space car park. 

A previous, larger iteration of the scheme sought consent for 86,000 sq ft of industrial space and warehousing and was approved last year before the plans were scaled back. 

Chorley Council approved the project earlier this week.

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