Danbro gets go-ahead for landmark site

Danbro site in Lytham
Danbro site in Lytham

A leading accountancy firm has been given permission to revamp a mothballed Fylde building into its new headquarters.

Danbro, which has offices in Blackpool and London, has received the green light to proceed with plans to convert the former Land Registry building in East Beach, Lytham, into its new headquarters.

The firm bought the building last year and received backing from planners on Monday to create 60,000sq ft of office space and 20 apartments.

Danbro will also modernise the exterior of the 1960s building, previously known as Birkenhead House and to be renamed Jubilee House, with the work set to begin in September and to last around two years.

Damian Broughton, managing director of Danbro, said: “Jubilee House is an iconic building that offers fantastic potential to Danbro. Located on a fine stretch of Fylde coast, the vast premises will provide the firm with the space we require as we continue to grow.

“Our investment will breathe new life into the building. By diversifying its use and creating both office and residential space, the project has broader potential to turbo-charge the regeneration of Lytham and create jobs in the local area.”

Once the Jubilee House renovation has completed, the company is to offer up to 40,000sq ft of office space for rent.

Mr Broughton added: “Danbro is extremely passionate about doing business in Lancashire. Given the excellent location, high-quality office space and ample parking offered at Jubilee House, we are confident we can attract some fantastic businesses to join us in our new premises.”