The first phase at EAST, an 18-acre strategic development site in Preston, has concluded, with all five speculative units totaling 70,000 sq. ft. let within just three months of practical completion.


EAST is a joint venture between developer HBD and the Barnfield Group. Just yards from Junction 31A of the M6, it is one of Lancashire’s most well-located industrial schemes.


The new occupiers include Centaur Technologies, which will move into a new 20,000 sq. ft. unit, and independent wholesaler, Universal Product Solutions.

“It’s great to see the first phase of EAST now complete, with all five units let within three months of PC. We are also now under offer on the remainder of the site and are hoping to receive planning permission imminently.”

Dan Lawrenson, Development Surveyor at HBD

“There remains a significant shortage of industrial and logistics stock across the region, so we have seen very strong interest in EAST – particularly given its location close to key networks.”

Tracy Clavell-Bate, Head of Development and Acquisitions at the Barnfield Group