New premises being built for Lancashire toilet roll maker

Lancashire tissue maker Accrol is to move into a new building under construction at Lancashire Business Park near Leyland.

By Tim Gavell
Wednesday, 6th July 2022, 12:30 pm

Construction is well under way on the 68,000 sq ft building equipped with solar panels and EV car charging points, at the industrial park at Farington and is due to be completed in the next few months.

The new industrial unit has been pre-let to neighbouring tenants Accrol Group, one of the UK’s independent tissue manufacturers.

Mark Dewhurst, chief operating officer of Accrol, said: “We employ a strong team of around 100 colleagues in Leyland and are excited to be investing further to expand our operations and support the ongoing growth of our business.”

The new building being constructed for Accrol at Lancashire Business Park

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The business park is owned by Lancashire County Council's economic development company Lancashire County Developments Limited (LCDL).

County Councillor Tim Ashton, chairman of LCDL, said: "This is already a popular business park and we're really pleased that this new unit will help us provide more space for Accrol. We've seen their business develop while based here and we're proud to be supporting their plans to grow even further."

Construction is being carried out by the Bamber Bridge-based company Eric Wright Group, through the county council's Strategic Partnership Agreement.

County Councillor Aidy Riggott, Cabinet member for economic development and growth, said: "Supporting local businesses, especially in their next stages of expansion has always been a priority for us here at the county council. The construction itself also involves local companies through our partnership agreement, which is also helping to support local jobs and growth."

Further developments are currently being planned on site, which will add more space and add additional facilities for business.