Fire site is pieced back together

Aftermath: Work is ongoing to repair the site
Aftermath: Work is ongoing to repair the site

Lancashire County Council has started to piece Leyland back together after a huge fire in December.

The Lancashire Business Park, off Centurion Way, was ablaze on December 21, with damage repair work expected to cost millions of pounds.

Now the council, which owns a lot of buildings on the site and rents them out to businesses, is starting to see a better future.

Gary Pearse, assistant director of property at LCC, said: “Services at the business park are now available again and the majority of companies using the site are now up and running as usual.

“The county council has been working very closely with businesses, particularly Bowkers and HPH – the two firms most directly affected by the fire – to help them with temporary accommodation and parking.

“Demolition and site clearance work is due to begin in the next few weeks.

“The county council would like to thank all concerned for their continued cooperation with this ongoing project.”