Lancashire Business Park, Preston

Erection of Class B8 warehouse with ancillary offices, HGV parking and surface car park
Lancashire County Council
60,000 sq ft
January 2022
Fletcher Rae


This project comprised the construction of two industrial units at a combined 60,000 sq ft split into 8 units. This was a negotiated scheme with Lancashire County Council completed on time and achieved an overall project return of over 10%.

The Client (LCC) were extremely complementary about the project and EWC’s team.  This has strengthened foundations for future work with Lancashire  County Council.

Key Challenges

On the scheme, Eric Wright Construction utilised a mixture of lime stabilisation to create suitable ground conditions that allowed traditional pad foundations and vibro-stone columns to slab areas, which were co-ordinated to suit existing statutory drainage services, whilst ensuring the design considered the possibility of differential settlement.


Added Value

The project showed an excellent supportive working environment, the workforce were encouraged to approach the site management team with any concerns to maintain wellbeing. Mental health awareness was also clearly evidenced throughout should anyone need any support.

The scheme employed an apprentice and received a ‘beyond compliance’ for the Considerate Constructors award.

This scheme also achieved a BREEAM Very Good rating.

EWC employed 1 apprentice and 1 work experience person throughout the scheme. The team achieved a 99.5% waste recycling rate.

“A massive thank you from me for everyone`s efforts on this scheme (especially given the challenges faced in the current climate) The scheme was delivered with the upmost professionalism; from an immaculate site throughout to a constant and helpful financial update. I do hope we work together again soon.”
John Brogden
Principle Quantity Surveyor, Lancashire County Council

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