East Preston HBD Barnfield

Plans in for phase one of Preston industrial scheme

Dan Whelan

A joint venture between HBD and Barnfield Developments has submitted plans for its 18-acre development, known as East, off Junction 31A of the M6 in Preston.

The application is to develop on a 4.5-acre plot 75,000 sq ft of industrial space across five units ranging from 11,500 sq ft to 22,500 sq ft for sale or lease.

Outline planning permission for the development was granted in September 2015 and the joint venture acquired the site from the Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund in 2019.

Steve Manifold, senior development surveyor at HBD, said: “Given the acute shortage of high-quality industrial stock along the M6 corridor, East injects much-needed space into the market. We look forward to discussing the scheme with occupiers looking for new premises in the area.”

Tracy Clavell-Bate, head of development at Barnfield Group, said: “Following our successful development of Millennium City Park on Bluebell Way, we’re happy to be working in Preston again. We look forward to starting on the site in summer and are sure the development will be an asset to the area.”

Subject to planning, Barnfield would be appointed as lead contractor. The architect for the project is Fletcher Rae. Iceni is acting as planner. Scott Hughes is civil engineer and TPM Landscapes is landscape architect.

East is the second development being delivered by the partnership. HBD-Barnfield is currently delivering Beacon 62, an 11.5-acre strategic gateway site in Huyton, Merseyside.

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No no no! The space needs to stay green. There are empty industrial spaces that can be used if there is really a shortage! Use the old Camelot site for example! Don’t build in natural space, use it to plant trees or re-wild!

By Robyn

We need our green spaces !!! Redevlop existing empty industrial spaces – oh no wait that costs money!

By Karen

Totally agree with the comment posted. More and more development that is completely destroying Fulwood. Where are the green bits? trees and parks – nothing. Just more and more unnecessary buildings always in the same place. M6 corridor must be pretty short as development is always in the same place, or is it our planning committee who seem to grant anything to anybody.

By DavidB

Hmm… this, Cuerden (Lancashire Central) 2 miles down the M6 where planning permission is being submitted, Walton Summit, and the Matrix at Buckshaw.
Central Lancashire is now Warehouse Central.

By Katie