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Business Locations and Development Opportunities

Are you looking for office space, industrial units, retail premises or development sites?

The Lancaster District Property Portfolio contains up to date details of commercial and office locations currently available throughout Lancaster, Morecambe, Carnforth and the rural areas.


Details of local business locations and premises:

Workshops, warehouses and industrial buildings

White Lund Estate, located midway between Lancaster and Morecambe, is the District’s principal industrial estate and has been developed and enlarged since the 1960s. All forms of industrial accommodation are available, including high quality advanced factories and nursery units, and a diverse range of refurbished factory and warehouse units. The first phase of a link road from the M6 to the Port of Heysham has improved access to the estate, and the nearby Lancaster City Retail Park provides high quality out-of-town retail units for a range of non-food uses.

Lansil Industrial Estate is situated on Caton Road between the city centre and Junction 34 of the M6 motorway. Cornall Estates Ltd owns and manages the site which offers refurbished former textile buildings, providing an assorted range of manufacturing and storage units up to 1,858 sq. mtrs (20,000 sq. ft.).

For further information about availability of premises at Lansil Industrial Estate contact Richard P Taylor  01524 542717

White Cross Estate is owned and managed by Lancashire County Developments Ltd and is the showpiece development within the company’s extensive property portfolio throughout Lancashire. Imaginative restoration of this once redundant industrial complex has resulted in an award-winning site of some 6 ha. (15 acres) containing a mix of small workshops and larger units, producing a total of 46,450 sq. mtrs (500,00 sq. ft.) of industrial and commercial accommodation.

For further information about availability of premises contact Janet Nielsen at White Cross Estate, Lancaster LA1 4XQ, tel 01524 585360 or email  janet.nielsen@lancashire.gov.uk

Other Industrial Estates include:

Lake Enterprise Park, Caton Road, Lancaster. For details contact Nick Pilkington at Fisher Wrathall on 01524 69922

Lune Business Park (formerly the Lune Industrial Estate), Lancaster. For details contact Ms C Lloyd (of the Hurstwood Group of Companies) at Thetis House, New Quay Road, Lancaster LA1 5QP, telephone 01524 60836

Kellet Road Industrial Estate, Carnforth. For details contact Robert Pinkus & Co, telephone 01772 769000.


Offices

The Storey

Offices/ workspace for the Creative Industries. 
Central to Lancaster’s artistic, technical and scientific innovation for 130 years the Storey Institute has been remodelled as a purpose-designed centre for the creative industries.

Set in the heart of Lancaster's conservation area, the Storey provides everything you need to plug in, switch on and be creative, including a manned reception, exceptionally fast internet connection, meeting rooms and 24 hour security. It also features a stylish restaurant and bar and a full programme of art, music, film, literature and more.

For further information on the space available visit: www.thestorey.co.uk or tel 01524 582394.

CityLab 
Council owned modern managed offices in Dalton Square, Lancaster city centre.  Funded through the European Regional Development Fund, the building provides 1486 sq.m/16000 sq.ft of high quality office space over four floors. Units range from 11 sq.m/120 sq.ft to 93 sq.m/1000 sq.ft. 

InfoLab21
The North West Centre of Excellence for ICT, InfoLab21 at Lancaster University has business space available for companies operating in the ICT/New Media sector that would benefit from building a relationship with the academic departments based in InfoLab21.

These departments cover a wide range of specialist ICT related areas such as wireless and mobile communication, data protection and secure communications and mobile and ubiquitous computing.

Offices range in size from 21 sq.mtrs to 84 sq.mtrs. High specification broadband internet connections are available to all offices. Offices are available under a 12 month Licence Agreement with a one-month break out clause.

For further information call 01524 510440. 

Lancaster Environment Centre
Co-location alongside one of Europe's largest concentrations of environmental researchers and innovators provides a high profile business location on Lancaster University campus.  New enterprises, high growth businesses and R&D teams have access to leading expertise and funding spanning science, technology, ICT and business management.  Access to high quality graduates via student placements, consultancy programmes and direct recruitment.  High quality shared or sole occupancy accommodation is available from  £200 per month.

For further details call 01524 510209.

White Cross
White Cross contains numerous office units ranging from under 18.6 sq. mtrs (200 sq.ft.) to almost 455 sq. mtrs (5,000 sq. ft.). The site provides an interesting mix of offices and industrial units, together with housing, a canal-side pub and restaurant.

For further information about availability of offices at White Cross Estate contact Janet Nielsen at White Cross Estate, Lancaster LA1 4XQ, 01524 585630 (tel), 01524 841098 (fax), or email janet.nielsen@lancashire.gov.uk


Development Sites

There are a number of important development sites throughout the district:

Lancaster Business Park provides a new-look business park location situated at junction 34 of the M6 motorway, close to Lancaster city centre. Phase 2 of the development provides prestige office accommodation ranging from 4000 sq ft / 372 sqm to 6000sq ft / 557sqm.
For further information contact Bailey Deakin Hamiltons 01772 204006

Carnforth Business Park 
Outline planning consent has been granted for a mixed use development on Carnforth Business Park, located immediately alongside the M6 motorway at Jct 35.

For further information contact Mark Clarkson at Eckersley on 01772 883388 or by email to mac@eckersleyproperty.co.uk

Lancaster Science Park
This site at Bailrigg, close to the Lancaster University campus, is a key aspiration of the District's adopted Core Strategy - the council's spatial vision for the District. The overall aim of the project is to develop a science park next to Lancaster University which will become an internationally significant centre of excellence for knowledge and technology transfer, innovation, and commercialisation of intellectual property and know how.

The Science Park will be closely associated with the University's facilities at InfoLab21 and Lancaster Environment Centre and provide a wide range of flexible workspace and bespoke units for knowledge based businesses.

For further information visit lancaster.gov.uk/sciencepark or contact Paul Rogers on 01524 582334 or email progers@lancaster.gov.uk


Council-owned commercial property

The council has a number of commercial properties and sites available for sale or to let.  Contact Property Services on 01524 582967, email property@lancaster.gov.uk or view available property.

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