A Brief History

Find out more about the history and origins of Lancashire Business Park.

Take some time to read about the history of Lancashire Business Park and its heritage.

The site was formally known as Spurrier Works, then Lancashire Enterprise Business Park, before being shortened to Lancashire Business Park.

The site was completed in 1953 by the Ministry of Supply, for the production of military vehicles; one being the centurion tank. Hence the name Centurion Way on the road leading to the site.

Military Vehicles & Leyland Trucks.

Between 1950-60 the site moved from military vehicles into the production of trucks and buses.

In February 1993 Leyland Trucks went into receivership, and was saved by a management buyout in June 1993

In the 1950s Leyland Trucks acquired Albion Motors who continued to manufacture engine cranks for the various cars and trucks on site. In 1996 the site was acquired by LCDL.

What has happened more recently.

2010 saw the completion of the Waste Recycling Park on LBP. In December 2011 Building 3 (formerly shop 8, 8a, 7&7a) was engulfed by fire out of which Buildings 3.1 & 3.2 were built.

We have two large companies – Amazon Logistics and Accrol Papers on site. In 2018 the Lancaster House building was sold to Gold Medal. 

Later in 2019 Unit 9 was let, which means that all industrial space on site is now fully occupied.

View the companies currently on site.