Project overview

Client: EG Group
Location: Blackburn
Sector: Industrial and commercial
Project status: Planning approved

What we did

PWA Planning helped secure planning permission for a major new commercial development in Blackburn that will act as the new HQ for international forecourts operator EG Group.

PWA Planning worked with EG Group to secure planning permission for its new office building, along with two adjacent drive-through restaurants.

The scheme, close to the business’ existing offices on the Beehive Trading Park, is expected to create around 300 jobs, 260 of them full-time posts.

The three-storey building, on a vacant site next to Fishmoor Reservoir at Haslingden Road, enjoys views over the reservoir. The offices will have an internal area of 8,335 square metres and feature private and open-plan offices, meeting and conference facilities, a staff canteen, external terraces and balconies.

The site will deliver new economic growth opportunities in line with Blackburn with Darwen Council’s aspirations for the wider allocated Waterside employment site.
PWA worked closely with EG Group, officers at the council and other local stakeholders to secure a positive planning outcome.

What our client said

“This new development will support our continued plans for expansion while allowing us to keep our HQ in Blackburn. Not only does this benefit our existing staff, it will support our aspirations to create new jobs in the town.”

Zuber Issa, CEO of Euro Garages