Strawberry Meadows Business Park

Chorley Council

Chorley Council appointed John Turner Construction to deliver the Strawberry Meadows Business Park, an 80,000 sqft industrial development on Alker Lane, Chorley, close to junction 8 of the M61.

This design and build project is a mix of flexible, light industrial space with 33 units ranging from 500sqft to 5000sqft. These traditional steel frame units have been built on concrete pad foundations with composite roof and wall cladding, curtain walling, roller shutter and separate personnel doors.

Constructed so that mezzanine floors can be easily installed to meet the tenant’s requirements, each unit has a toilet, a kitchenette area and an external electric vehicle charging point.

Extensive ground remediation was undertaken on the site, including the temporary diversion of Euxton Brook and the construction of a new culvert. Part of the site was previously used as a compound by Network Rail and with the development being adjacent to the Manchester to Preston railway line then a ‘base asset protection agreement BAPA’ with Network Rail was required.

Partial funding for this employment generating project was awarded through the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership ‘Getting Building Fund’, to support the local economy. The project achieved ‘BREEAM very good’ accreditation and the units will be retained and managed by Chorley Council as part of their commercial asset portfolio.

Client: Chorley Council

Our client’s responses

” John Turner has won a number of tenders at Edge Hill University and has been consistently successful in completing high quality projects, on programme and on budget. “

” I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to your entire team who were responsible for delivering such a successful project. We would especially like to recognise the dedication and commitment your team gave the project which was completed with minimal disruption to our hospital functions. ”

” The project has been a real success and this is due to the professional and well organised manner in which John Turner’s staff conducted themselves. There was excellent communication with a priority for safeguarding the pupils and staff at all times. “

” It is extremely refreshing to know that the enthusiasm, professionalism, dedication and humour is still available in the right proportions to make things happen in the construction industry. What is most pleasing is that at all times, the requirements of the Client and Church of England Pensions Boards as the end-user was paramount. Collectively, we have achieved completion on time, a building within budget and in some areas exceeded the client’s expectations. “

” Just a line to express my thanks and appreciation of your sterling efforts to secure the completion of this project within the agreed programme. I am impressed by both the attitude and approach of your organisation. Thanks once again on behalf of my colleagues and the clinical staff with whom you developed a true spirit of co-operation under difficult circumstances. “




Years RoSPA Accredited

Over 130

Directly Employed Trade Operatives