Creating a stunning space for digital and creative businesses in Lancashire
- Designed to be the perfect home for the region’ start-ups to growing SMEs
- Operated by Chorley Borough Council
- 40,000 sq ft of workspace for creative and digital businesses
- BREEAM Excellent accreditation
Our commercial experts have handed over the state-of-the-art Strawberry Fields Digital Hub in Chorley, creating a stunning space for digital and creative businesses in Lancashire.
The first project of its kind for Chorley Borough Council and the only digital hub in the area, the project is a substantial step forward for the local area. It is a high-tech business centre for digital and creative businesses, providing collaborative space and bespoke office suites, from new start-ups to growing SMEs.
The development off Euxton Lane, totals 40,000 sq ft of workspace for creative and digital businesses, and includes superfast broadband and on-site digital support, as was as a university advisor.
In building a hub to support local businesses we also supported the Lancashire economy, with 90% of our local spend spent within 40 miles of the project.
As part of our commitment to creating a leaving a sustainable legacy in the communities in which we work, not only has the building achieved BREEAM Excellent but we also diverted 100% of the construction waste from landfill.
Our customer, Chorley Council, will operate the facility, with the space currently being marketed to tenants.
The building was part-funded by a £4.1m grant from the European Regional Development Fund.
Cllr Alistair Bradley, leader of Chorley Council, said:
“It’s been a major coup for us to secure the site, which demonstrates the confidence in what we are doing to introduce this, not just for Chorley, but to serve the whole of Lancashire.
The fact we have got dedicated business support and a university advisor on site means companies will have all the help they need to develop their products or service and grow it to maximise return.”