Maple Grove Developments, part of the Eric Wright Group, has been selected by Blackburn with Darwen Council as the preferred development partner for the former markets’ site in Blackburn town centre.

Following the demolition of the covered market building in 2013, the 3.75-acre site is currently used as a public car park. Designed by DLA Architecture, the proposal is for a retail-led mixed-use scheme which will help to strengthen Blackburn’s existing shopping offer by providing a small number of large retail floorplates in the town centre. Brady’s have been appointed by Maple Grove Developments as letting agent. (more…)

Car showroom Autolab and retailer Home Bargains will each take space at Wainwright Way, Blackburn, after agreeing terms with the development arm of the Eric Wright Group.

The sales of the two parcels of land were facilitated under a development agreement Maple Grove has with Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Prestige and custom car specialist Autolab has agreed to buy a 0.84-acre site, which fronts King Street and Freckleton Street, to develop a new car showroom and sales operation on the town centre side of Wainwright Way. The locally-based business is using the new location to facilitate its expansion. (more…)

I have been involved in Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Property and Construction Group for four years since 2015. At the time I was working as Development Director at Salford City Council and was asked to join the group to bring in a public sector angle. The Group is a really interesting mix of principals and advisors in the property and construction sector who are working in Greater Manchester. (more…)

Maple Grove Developments, part of The Eric Wright Group, has announced further lettings to a string of national retailers at its £13million retail development in Hattersley, Tameside.

Home Bargains (15,000 sq ft), Greggs (1,000 sq ft), and Card Factory (1,250 sq ft), have all signed up to Hattersley Retail Park, which secured a reserved matters planning consent in July last year.  The news comes after Lidl announced it was to be the scheme’s anchor, taking a 19,310 sq ft food store along with Costa Coffee who are taking the1,800 sq ft drive-thru. (more…)

Joint venture partners Maple Grove Developments and Trebor Developments have exchanged contracts for the acquisition of a 5.3-acre site in Deeside from Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets (LGIM Real Assets). (more…)

Maple Grove Developments, working in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Council and Blackburn Cathedral, has announced the submission of a detailed planning application for the second phase of Cathedral Quarter in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Cathedral Square is being developed under the development agreement MGD has with the Council, Blackburn Cathedral and Homes England (2013). (more…)

Maple Grove, the development arm of Eric Wright Group, has announced the appointment of Nik Puttnam as Senior Development Manager and Richard Willacy as Development Project Manager, in a strategic move to support the division’s ongoing growth under the helm of new managing director, Karen Hirst. (more…)