Northern Trust Officially Unveil 2nd Phase of Innovate Offices at Ackhurst

Northern Trust has formerly unveiled the second phase of their small office ‘Innovate’ brand at Ackhurst Business Park, Chorley.

Innovate at Arundel House Ackhurst Business Park

Innovate at Arundel House Ackhurst Business Park

A number of North West agents and local dignitaries were invited to view the newly refurbished offices. Tom Parkinson, Director at Northern Trust commented “Innovate @ Arundel House forms part of Ackhurst Business Park and is the second phase of our small office units, following on from the success of the initial phase. The small offices are finished to a very high standard and offer affordable space on flexible terms, providing the ideal solution for start-up and small businesses looking to relocate to the Chorley area.”

Ackhurst Business Park provides a range of modern self-contained office accommodation from single suites of just 3 persons (250 sq ft) to ‘own front door’ pavilion style buildings up to 4,525 sq ft. Each building is finished to a high specification to meet the needs of the modern day occupier and provides a professional business environment and high quality corporate image.

For more details please see the full press release by clicking here. You can also visit the dedicated website at

Village Hall & New Housing Development for Weeton Approved

Detailed planning consent has been granted to Northern Trust and Jones Homes for the construction of a new village hall, 16 new market homes and 4 affordable homes in Weeton.

The plans form part of a partnership scheme with the Village Hall Charity, and includes the replacement of the existing village hall, which dates back from the First World War. The new facility funded entirely by Northern Trust will allow for a wider range of services to be offered from a modern building fit for future generations.

A spokesperson for Northern Trust commented “We are delighted that Jones Homes has acquired the land and will be developing the new market homes. As a longstanding landowner on the Fylde Coast, Northern Trust is pleased to have the opportunity to work with a partner who has a strong reputation for delivering high quality new homes.”

John Roocroft, Regional Director for Jones Homes, adds “We are delighted to be creating a new housing community in Weeton. There has not been any new housing in the parish for a long time, so it’s n exciting chapter for Jones Homes to be investing in this rural and very sought-after location. Designed to appeal to a variety of homebuyers, from young professional, first time buyers to families looking for a carefully designed new home; the development will comprise a collection of 3 bedroom semi-detached and 4 and 5 bedroom detached properties. Work is expected to start on site in the coming months, with the first properties set for completion later this year.”

For more details please see the full press release by clicking here

Transformation of Derelict Allscott Sugar Beet Plant Site One Step Closer

Plans to transform the former Sugar Beet Plant site at Allscott into a mixed development featuring new homes, a primary school and sports facilities have today been submitted to Telford & Wrekin Council.

If approved the now derelict site would be transformed into a mixed community including:

  • up to 470 new homes
  • a new sports & social club
  • a single form entry primary school
  • community allotments
  • a business hub
  • a health centre, pharmacy and local shops
  • biodiversity enhancements
  • new public open
  • over £1m of improvements to local roads

Northern Trust has been working with the local community to develop the plans since October 2012. Throughout the consultation process the site’s regeneration has enjoyed over 90% support from participants.

It is expected that a decision will be made on the outline planning application in Spring 2014. More details can be found on the dedicated website at