A new lease of life

The Land Registry building , Lytham with afor sale sign.'view
The Land Registry building , Lytham with afor sale sign.'view

A LYTHAM landmark is set for a new lease of life.

A firm of accountants want to transfer their business into the former Land Registry building at the east end of Lytham Green — and civic and business leaders in the town are eagerly awaiting details as the exact plans continue to be formulated.

The Land Registry site, officially titled Birkenhead House, has been bought by Blackpool accountants Danbro – and the company has big plans.

As well as bringing more than 100 staff to the town, bosses hope to win planning permission to transform part of the extensive building into a hotel, apartments and community space.

Coun Brenda Ackers, who represents the area as part of St John’s Ward on Fylde Council, said she welcomed the development in principle but doubted there was a need for a hotel on the site, particularly in the current economic climate.

“I grieve every time I pass that building and see it unoccupied so I am really glad to hear that there are proposals for it,” she said.

“There have been some very welcome developments at that end of town recently and it would be good to see that prime site back in use.”

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