Digital jobs £1m. boost

Latest image of Burnley's new Vision Park
Latest image of Burnley's new Vision Park

More than £1m. is to be invested into Burnley’s new Vision Park development, expected to bring the latest digital jobs to the area.

Lancashire’s Local Enterprise Partnership will be investing £1.15m. in the Burnley Vision Park development, which will provide opportunities for business to develop, focusing on advanced manufacturing and digital industries.

This investment is in addition to the £12.5m. already allocated for major highway improvements and further investment in Manchester Road and Rosegrove Stations.

Burnley’s Vision Park development complements the manufacturing and robotic technologies in the adjacent education campus, as well as offering centrally located office accommodation.

Burnley Borough Council leader Coun. Mark Townsend said: “This is really positive news, and is a tribute to the work of the developers Trebor, the economic regeneration team at Burnley Council, and the Local Enterprise Partnership.

“The new development off Princess Way is just one of the new sites we have for employment in Burnley. The Vision Park has just been granted detailed planning consent, so the wheels can now get turning.

“Burnley is ranked eigth in the UK for high growth prospects, offers a diverse labour pool, good transport infrastructure, good value and local authority assistance, which has undoubtedly contributed to Burnley’s impressive occupier take-up in 2014, and we are confident Vision Park will be an attractive proposition to further new and existing businesses.”

Bob Tattrie, managing partner of Trebor Developments, said: “The proposed first phase will offer a range of sized units from 1,500 sq ft.”