Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone is a 144-hectare site incorporating the existing Category 3 airport (which can be extended to Category 6) and surrounding commercial land just a stone’s throw from the Irish Sea in Blackpool, Lancashire.

The site already hosts a range of commercial property and development sites for sale and for rent, allowing businesses to move on-site in a short time frame. Across the site, there is office space, industrial units and workshops for sale and for lease.

It also includes a range of commercial land and development plots and across numerous ownerships, encouraging competitive pricing.

The site offers a perfect location for companies in the energy industry, advanced engineering and manufacturing , food and drink manufacturing, and the digital and creative sectors. Companies operating outside these sectors are also welcome to discuss options for investment.

A masterplan for the site involves opening up more than 20 hectares of new commercial land at Eastern Gateway and Silicon Sands, with associated fully serviced development plots becoming available.

A full range of options are available for prospective occupiers, these include;

• Land sales • Design and build • Units for rent

Buildings are available to occupy by way of quasi-freehold or leasehold interest. Terms and deliverability can be tailored to suit occupational requirements.

Blackpool Airport

Potential opportunities and enquiries from private companies with aviation interests to invest in the airport so that it can grow in the future are welcomed, to meet its regeneration masterplan which includes new hangars and upgraded operational infrastructure aviation opportunities.

Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone offers flexible opportunities for a range of unit sizes (B1, B2, B8) in the energy industry, advanced engineering and manufacturing, food and drink manufacturing and the digital and creative sectors to meet the needs of business from small offices, research & development facilities to large industrial units.

Advanced Manufacturing/Industrial

Blackpool can provide a varied size range of existing and new build properties tailored to the requirements of companies in our target sectors. Superfast broadband and ethically powered data centres can provide opportunities for manufacturing companies embracing smart engineering, robotics, industry 4.0 and generative AI (Artificial Intelligence).

Renewable Energy Research & Development

The Enterprise Zone has access to the world class training and skills capabilities of the flagship development Lancashire Energy HQ. The Lancashire Energy HQ is delivering the next generation of renewable energy skills engineers and technicians providing opportunities for research & development together with other associated businesses to benefit from locating within the Enterprise Zone.

Data and Digital

Silicon Sands is developing a new digital campus on the Enterprise Zone. Underpinned by a series of sustainably powered data centres offering high performance compute, the site provides opportunities for companies in robotics, gaming and AI.

Headquarter and Administrative Offices

The Enterprise Zone can accommodate HQ offices together with administrative and sales offices, offering a world class environment within a cluster of globally branded business enterprises.

All planning applications will be prioritised and will be dealt with consistently across the two planning authorities (Blackpool and Fylde). A land use Masterplan and Design Principles guide setting out planning principles for the Enterprise Zone, illustrating access arrangements, potential layouts and development areas will be produced.

Developers and occupiers are strongly recommended to seek early pre-application consultation.