Pilsworth Industrial Estate ready for expansion and renovation

A long-established industrial park on the outskirts of Bury is slated for massive expansion and refurbishment.

The owners of Pilsworth Industrial Estate, close to the M66, plan to construct three new buildings, extend 13 existing units and spruce up the appearance of the remaining units in the job park.

In a planning application submitted to council this week, Prestwich-based owners Walter Hill Property Group put forward their proposals, describing the current buildings on Pilsworth Road and Pilsworth Way as ‘dilapidated and tired’.

Plans for the Pilsworth Industrial Estate have been submitted

Plans for the Pilsworth Industrial Estate have been submitted

Plans for the Pilsworth Industrial Estate have been submitted

A design and access statement in support of the plans, said: “The existing units are of an old industrial vernacular style of metal and cement particleboard and elevations with low-pitched roofs, which are run down and tired in their appearance.

“We want to expand the existing industrial units to reflect changing market demands, making better land use of the overly generous delivery and parking areas, and improving the visual appearance of the industrial park to ‘beautify the scene of the street” in the courtyard of the park as a whole and create an individual block identity.

“The development offers extensions and improvements to 13 existing industrial units.

“There will be a new build unit as an extension of an existing unit terrace and two new stand-alone industrial units, as well as the reconfiguration of the existing car park and delivery arrangements.

“All existing units are to receive an external upgrade to their visual appearance.”

Plans for the Pilsworth Industrial Estate have been submitted

Plans for the Pilsworth Industrial Estate have been submitted

The estate is 500m from the Route 66 retail park and 730m from Junction 3 of the M66.

The application says the business park is a success with most units occupied and that there was “considerable demand for its floor space from local businesses”.

However, as the units are quite old and provided a tired appearance and some were very small and provided cramped space for occupants, they left little room for expansion for businesses looking to expand.

The application stated that Walter Hill Property Group had recently purchased the estate and wanted to invest.

The plans will be reviewed by the board at a date yet to be determined.

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