Haulage firm rolls into business park

The latest addition to the Burnley Bridge business development has been completed.
Fagan and Whalley's new base at Burnley BridgeFagan and Whalley's new base at Burnley Bridge
Fagan and Whalley's new base at Burnley Bridge

Road haulage experts Fagan and Whalley will be rolling into its newly completed unit, which will serve as a major distribution hub for the family-run firm, dramatically increasing its warehousing capacity.

The new 92,000 sq ft accommodation stands on a 10 acre site and provides parking for up to 80 trailers, with 10 loading bays and 25,000 pallet locations.

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Eshton appointed GMI Construction to deliver the building over a 36 week period. At 19 metres high, the building is the second largest on Eshton’s Burnley Bridge site to date.

Stephen Fagan, commercial director at Fagan and Whalley, said: “We worked closely with Eshton and GMI Construction to design the building to meet our current and future business needs and are delighted to see our vision has come to life and exceeded our expectations.

“The new distribution hub is located at the heart of our long-standing customer base and just one junction down from our existing operations facility and company headquarters. We’re ready to move in and begin our operations from Burnley Bridge.”

Located at junction 9 of the M65, Burnley Bridge provides industrial and warehousing accommodation. More than 750,000 sq ft has been delivered to date, housing a range of businesses including YESSS Electrical, Birchall Foodservice, Equinox Building Solutions, Townsend Music and Exertis.

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The scheme has been extended with the addition of a new ten-acre development, Titanium Park, where businesses are able to acquire land.

James Chapman, managing director at Eshton, added: “Our vision for Burnley Bridge has been to create a thriving business hub since we acquired the brownfield site.

“We’ve worked hard to regenerate the area as well as creating new employment opportunities so it’s great to see another successful development complete on the site. The new distribution hub for Fagan & Whalley not only supports the growth strategy of a local company but will create new jobs in the area and boost the community.”