Property and construction company, Eric Wright Group, has made a strategic move to strengthen its property businesses by appointing some of the divisional directors to the board as managing directors.

These changes are in Maple Grove Developments, Applethwaite Homes, and Eric Wright Health and Care. It is aimed at strengthening the Property division and ensuring a robust, unique identity for each Group company as part of long-term growth and succession planning. (more…)

Construction of a new student flat scheme for Plymouth University has completed and handed over.

The four-storey accommodation block houses 165 en-suite beds, including 22 studios, as well as a reception, cinema room, gym, study rooms, games room and laundry.

The scheme follows rising demand for quality living spaces by Plymouth University students. The University is now ranked the 10th largest Higher Education Institution in the UK with more than 20,000 full-time students and houses one of the UK’s best medical schools. (more…)

Multiple divisions of the Eric Wright Group have worked together to deliver 30,000 sq ft of prime industrial space, perfect for trade counter occupiers, on the outskirts of Manchester.

Developed by Maple Grove, the Group’s development arm and built by Eric Wright Construction, the  £2.5m Victoria Trading Estate comprises seven units ranging from 2,600 sq ft to 10,000 sq ft; each complete with loading doors and designated car parking. (more…)

The One Cathedral Square development, which sits at the heart of the £30m Blackburn Cathedral Quarter, was awarded Best Commercial Property at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) North West Awards on Friday.

The scheme is the result of a seven-year partnership between Maple Grove, Blackburn with Darwen Council, Blackburn Cathedral and BDP Architects.

One Cathedral Square is the first Grade A office building to be built in Blackburn for more than 20 years. The six-storey commercial building and neighbouring 60-bed Premier Inn hotel are arranged around a new piazza-style public square and transport interchange. (more…)

Maple Grove, Eric Wright Group’s development company, has secured the 4.4 acre mixed use development opportunity surrounding the £7 million ‘Wainwright Way’ link road into Blackburn town centre.

The Preston-based company has amassed a growing portfolio of schemes in Blackburn across its development and construction divisions. Previous developments in the town include the showpiece Cathedral Quarter project, which has seen Maple Grove and Eric Wright Construction working together on a mixed use scheme involving Grade A BREEAM Excellent office accommodation, a hotel and restaurant units. (more…)

Construction of a new £14million retail development in Hattersley, Tameside is one step nearer after a development agreement was signed between Maple Grove Developments, and Peak Valley Housing Association.

The nine-acre district centre on Stockport Road, located just off the M67, will comprise up to 14 shopping, food and beverage units in sizes from 1,250 sq ft to 26,000 sq ft.

Interest in the scheme is already proving extremely high and talks are underway with a number of leading national retailers that will help to enhance the profile of Hattersley as a great place to live and work. (more…)

We are delighted to announce Maple Grove Developments, part of the Eric Wright Group, as the sponsor of The Buzz Award at the Hive Blackburn and Darwen Business Awards 2016.

Andrew Dewhurst, director at Maple Grove Developments, said: “We’re proud to be sponsoring The Buzz Award and supporting local enterprise.

“These awards recognise an array of talented individuals and businesses and highlight the vital role they play in providing growth to the economy. (more…)

Maple Grove Developments are ecstatic to be awarded Public Sector Team of the Year at the 2016 Insider North West Property awards.

Maple Grove Developments in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Council and the HCA delivered Blackburn Cathedral Quarter which completed in late 2015. The development comprises of a new six-storey BREEAM Excellent office block, 60-bed Premier Inn hotel, restaurant and car park arranged around a new piazza-style public square and transport interchange. (more…)

Eric Wright Construction has completed the first phase of a new 200,000 sq ft mixed-use commercial quarter in the heart of Blackburn.

The Blackburn Cathedral Quarter, developed by Maple Grove Developments, comprises a new six-storey BREEAM Excellent office block, 60-bed Premier Inn hotel, restaurant and car park arranged around a new piazza-style public square and transport interchange.

A new Clergy Court also provides offices, library, apartments and townhouses, together with a public refectory for the Cathedral, with these new cloister buildings being the first to be constructed in the UK for more than 600 years. (more…)