A 90,000 sq ft office development that will act as the headquarters for Euro Garages has been given the green light by planners.
The new building, which is near Euro Garages’ existing headquarters, will be built on a vacant site next to Fishmoor Reservoir off Haslingden Road.
The three-storey building will provide office space, meeting rooms, a staff canteen and conference facilities. Alongside the office, the development will also include two drive-through restaurants. The occupiers for the restaurants have yet to be confirmed.
Euro Garages will retain its existing headquarters on the adjacent Beehive Trading Park for use as a training and development centre.
The professional team on the project includes Campbell Driver Partnership as architect and PWA as planner. A contractor is yet to be appointed, but Euro Garages plans to start the project in Q1 2018.
Emily Robinson, senior planner at PWA Planning, said: “This will be a significant development for the town. It will deliver new economic growth opportunities in line with Blackburn with Darwen’s aspirations for the wider allocated Waterside employment site.
“We worked closely with Euro Garages, officers at the council and other local stakeholders to secure a positive outcome and we look forward to seeing this development starting on site soon.”
Zuber Issa, chief executive of Euro Garages, added: “This new development will support our continued plans for expansion while allowing us to keep our HQ in Blackburn. Not only does this benefit our existing staff, it will support our aspirations to create new jobs in the town.”