Carnforth Porsche Centre to get new neighbours as developer announces land purchase

Barnfield Developments said it is delighted to announce the purchase of a 5-acre site for commercial development in Carnforth.

Tuesday, 26th January 2021, 11:58 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th January 2021, 12:02 pm

The site has outline consent for B1, B2 and B8 use - which includes commercial, industrial, and storage and distribution uses.

Plans for the neighbouring Porsche Centre were approved in 2018.Nelson based Barnfield Developments said that scheme proposals are currently being worked up with proposals for high-quality units from 4,000 sqft.

The scheme, named Carnforth 356, is located on the A601(M) fronting Junction 35 of the M6.

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Proposals for the site next to the currently under construction Porsche Centre.

It was named primarily linking the site with the location (Junction 35 of the M6), but inspiration was also taken from the old Porsche model 356, as a nod to the neighbours – the new Porsche Centre South Lakes, which is currently being constructed on the adjacent plot.

Tracy Clavell-Bate, Head of Development and Acquisitions for the Group said: “As part of our Group business plans we are actively looking for ‘oven ready’ development sites in the North West, so when this site was introduced to us we knew instantly that it would sit perfectly within our development portfolio. The site is in an ideal location for business, and having outline consent cuts down timescales for delivery. Though we only acquired the site in December we are already working with number of interested parties, which is really positive”.

Carnforth Mayor, Coun Kath Bromilow said: “I’m delighted to see such a proactive developer has purchased this prominent employment site.

"Barnfield’s track record of development and construction in the area precedes them and the team have been a pleasure to deal with to date.

The site next to the M6, Junction 25.

"I’m really looking forward to seeing the site developed which will create and safeguard jobs in the town.”

Barnfield Construction will carry out the main contracting work on the site.

The construction team built 150,000 sqft of industrial units on Carnforth Business Park opposite the site, in 2013.

Supporting Barnfield Developments with the project going forward will be joint agents – Andrew Pexton at JLL and Brendan O’Herlihy & Sara-Jane Preston at Preston O’Herlihy – Barton Willmore (planning consultants) and Bate-Taylor Architects. The landowner was represent by SCP Investments Ltd.