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FOR SALE R1062 - Valera Works, Plox Brow, Tarleton, Preston, PR4 6HB


Site of 1 acre (0.4 hectares) with 160 yards (150m) waterside Frontage 

At present occupied by 15,100 sq ft (1,405 sq m) of warehousing plus 8,030 sq ft (746 sq m) of stock room and office

Picturesque and tranquil setting

Planning permission for redevelopment with 14 houses



Enjoying an unrivalled setting close to the comprehensive village amenities of Tarleton, warehouse, stockroom and office premises occupying a site of one acre with planning permission for residential redevelopment with 14 houses.

It enjoys a picturesque and tranquil setting with extensive waterside frontage to the Rufford Branch of the Leeds/Liverpool canal with the gentle meandering River Douglas beyond which provides an attractive haven for wildlife and invigorating country walks.


Proceeding south out of Preston along the A59, turn right at the traffic lights controlled junction into Coe Lane which leads to the village. Turn first right into Plox Brow and the premises are then on the right.


The accommodation at present comprises (all sizes are approx).

Front Warehouse Unit
With feature glaze projection and of lofty height with mezzanine storage and access through tall folding door. 4142 sq ft (385 sq m).

Middle Warehouse Unit
Again of lofty height with mezzanine storage and access through folding door 6577 sq ft (611 sq m).

Southern Warehouse Unit
With staff room, toilets and office above with access through folding door 4,400 sq ft (409 sq m).

Car park

Administration building providing offices and stockroom comprising:-

Reception Office with female and male toilets off.

General office with private office partitioned off and store cupboard.

Large stock room with loading doors.

First floor suite of executive offices comprising management suite of 4 rooms.

Staff room.

4 general offices and 2 storerooms.


West Lancashire Borough Council has, under delegated powers agreed to grant planning permission for residential development (application no. 2017/0819/OUT) subject to entering into a 106 agreement to provide affordable housing.(4 houses).

The indicative plan shows a scheme for 14 properties i.e. 4 detached and 6 semi-detached three storey residences plus the four semi-detached Affordable houses following demolition of the existing buildings. Full details are available on West Lancashire Borough Council’s website: applications/ summary


It is understood the site is freehold and free from chief rent.


Mains water, gas, electricity including three phase supply are connected as is drainage to the main sewer.


Plox Brow is made up and adopted. The access road is unadopted and is subject to a right of way in favour of the garage premises, Plox Motors.


According to the Valuation office Website the premises are described as ‘Warehouse and Premises’ with a Rateable Value of £47,750

To View

Strictly by appointment with Peter E Gilkes & Company and with whom all negotiations should be conducted.

Energy Rating

We understand an Energy Performance Certificate will be commissioned and will be available if requested.


All services throughout the property are untested. Interested parties must satisfy themselves as to the condition of the central heating system, fitted fires, and other appliances and fittings where applicable.