Whalley Banks in Blackburn set to get new industrial unit | Lancashire Telegraph

2022-07-24 07:05:37 By : Ms. Polly Maggie

PROPOSALS to construct a new light industrial unit at Blackburn's Whalley Banks Trading Centre has been brought forward.

The building will be off Thomas Street.

A planning application to Blackburn with Darwen Council has been submitted by Ismail Jogee of Mojo Properties of 34 to 38 Whalley Banks.

The unit will be on derelict land to the rear of Elite Physiques,

A design and access statement in support of the planning application says a previous approval for the same scheme has now lapsed.

It says: "The site is located to the rear of Elite Physiques and is accessed from Thomas Street. The site is currently disused (derelict) land which is almost flat.

"To the north of the site, there is Elite Physiques Gym, which is within a converted industrial unit and is owned by the applicant.

"The site area is 0.0264 hectares (0.06 acres).

"The proposal is to create one light industrial unit suitable for several different uses, but it is anticipated these are most likely to be used as light industrial and let by the applicant.

"The proposed building will be located to the south of the site and will be accessed from the existing access off Thomas Street.

"The unit will have a communal lobby with a pedestrian door. In addition, the unit will have a 'workshop area,' staff area, WC and office/store. The unit will also have roller shutter access.

"The unit will be constructed using a steel portal frame. The outer skin of the building will be formed with facing brickwork to the low level (2.1 metres) and profiled sheet cladding above.

"The main elevation (front) will have a large metal roller shutter door and an aluminium pedestrian door.

"Level access will be provided to the pedestrian door. The side (east) and rear (south) elevation will be blank.

"The roof will be constructed with profile metal sheeting, with aluminium fascia's and uPVC guttering and downspouts.

"The building has been offset from the retaining wall to provide access for maintenance and ease of construction. The existing boundary fences will be retained.

"As the proposed building will be partially situated behind the existing gym, it is thought that this proposal will have no adverse impact on the adjacent neighbouring buildings or street scene."

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