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…)

VIPS gathered for the launch event of Blackburn’s new £30 million Cathedral Quarter.

They included Bishop Julian of Blackburn, Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong, Dean of Blackburn, Cllr Mohammed Khan, Leader of the Council former MP Jack Straw now chair of Blackburn Youth Zone who officially opened the building and Harry Catherall, Chief Executive of Blackburn with Darwen Council who welcomed the crowd of around 150 dignitaries.

Taking place on Thursday, November 12 it saw a lunchtime reception for the newly constructed six-storey office building, One Cathedral Square within the new quarter. (more…)

Maple Grove Developments, part of the Eric Wright Group, has sold its 60-bedroom Premier Inn hotel and 3,500 sq ft ground floor restaurant at Blackburn Cathedral Quarter to Knight Frank Investment Management on behalf of Lancashire County Pension Fund for £4.8m, representing a net yield of 5.79 per cent.

The £16m town centre regeneration project, pioneered by Blackburn and Darwen Borough Council and Maple Grove Developments, will create a new mixed-use commercial quarter around the Cathedral fronting the railway station and a new bus interchange. (more…)

Seven families are among the first residents to move into a new affordable housing development in Bamber Bridge.

The 34 new build homes on Brindle Road are a joint venture between Maple Grove Developments, part of the Eric Wright Group, and Lancashire-based housing association Progress Housing Group. It is the first scheme to be delivered through the Lancashire Regeneration Property Partnership (LRPP) a Joint Venture between Lancashire County Council and the Eric Wright Group. (more…)