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Project to create legacy for town

The founders of Fylde Coast company Danbro Damian and Helen Broughton and contractors Conlon held an open day in the company's new offices, which are being built at the former Land Registry site in Lytham.
Local residents and members of Friends of the Estuary listen to a talk on the office design.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
29-8-2014.

The founders of Fylde Coast company Danbro Damian and Helen Broughton and contractors Conlon held an open day in the company's new offices, which are being built at the former Land Registry site in Lytham. Local residents and members of Friends of the Estuary listen to a talk on the office design. PIC BY ROB LOCK 29-8-2014.

 

Work to convert a derelict Lytham eyesore into offices and homes was put on show to the public.

Danbro bosses Damian and Helen Broughton invited members of the public into 
Jubilee House to see progress being made on the multi-
million pound scheme to convert the former Land Registry offices into workspace and apartments.

They staged a coffee morning to show off the 77,400sq ft scheme.

Danbro acquired Jubilee House, at the end of Lytham Green, in 2012 and received unanimous backing from planners to create 60,000sq ft of office space and 20 high-specification apartments.

They will be offering up to 30,000 sq ft of office space for rent to other businesses.

Some 140 Danbro employees will move into the site once complete.

The firm will keep its Whitehills Business Park base open.

Gordon MacKenzie, site manager, spoke about the project and was quick to be complimentary of the neighbours’ understanding.

He said: “We do try to keep the noise as quiet as possible and we are really grateful for all the residents not complaining much.

“We have tried to make sure that we are involved in the community.

“We have had litter picking with Friends of the Estuary, coffee mornings with 
residents and a tab raising money for the war memorial.”

Meg Green, from Friends of the Estuary Coastal Care Group, was complimentary of all Danbro’s efforts to mix within the community since starting the project.

She said: “Danbro has provided us with our very own jackets and gloves for the litter picking, they have also 
offered to come on litter picking outings multiple times.”

The site was taken over in 2012 and has an ambitious target of January 5 for employees to move in and start work.

Mr MacKenzie said: “It’s been challenging but fun and a fantastic effort to turn this around so quickly.”

Damian Broughton, managing director of Danbro, was happy to be creating a legacy for the area of Lytham.

He said: “When I drove past the site it just took your breath away, it was a perfect location for what we wanted to create.

“The area of Lytham will benefit with the influx of over 200 employees, families in the company have already started to relocate here.”

Founded in 1999, Danbro started in the front room of Damian and Helen’s home, in 1999.

The company was named after the first of their three children, Dan Broughton.

It is an award-winning 
accountancy and payroll specialist servicing thousands of contractors and freelancers across the UK.

It is currently the preferred supplier of more than 450 
recruitment agency branches.

 

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