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 areas just a stone’s throw from the Irish Sea in Blackpool, Lancashire. One of the airfield’s important uses is in helicopter transportation to key energy generation sites in the Irish Sea.
The site already hosts a range of commercial premises, allowing businesses to move on-site in a short time frame, but also includes a range of development plots and redevelopment opportunities across numerous ownerships, encouraging competitive pricing.
Target sectors include the energy industry, advanced engineering and manufacturing sector, food and drink manufacturing, and the digital and creative sectors. Companies operating outside these sectors are welcome to discuss options for investment.
A full range of options are available for prospective occupiers, these include;
• Land sales • Design and build • Units for rent
The developing masterplan represents indicative plot layouts and capacity. Buildings are available to occupy by way of freehold or leasehold interest. Terms and deliverability can be tailored to suit occupational requirements.
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, whilst a full business plan exploring the potential future for the airport is being developed in accordance with the strategic masterplan for the Enterprise Zone and airport.
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.
Blackpool can provide a varied size range of existing and new build properties tailored to the requirements of companies in our target sectors.
The Enterprise Zone will have access to the world class training and skills capabilities of the flagship development Lancashire Energy HQ. The Lancashire Energy HQ will deliver the next generation of engineers and technicians providing opportunities for research & development together with other associated businesses to benefit from locating within the Enterprise Zone.
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. Simplified planning may also be introduced in future via Local Development Orders (LDO).
Developers and occupiers are strongly recommended to seek early pre-application consultation.