Firm gets go-ahead for headquarters

Damian and Helen Broughton and (below) Jubilee House.

Damian and Helen Broughton and (below) Jubilee House.

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New jobs and apartments will come to Lytham after a leading accountancy firm was given the green light to develop an abandoned site.

Blackpool-based Danbro will convert the former Land Registry site on East Beach into its new headquarters.

Jubilee House

Jubilee House

The firm received has backing from planners to create 60,000 sq ft of office space and 20 high-specification apartments and modernise the building’s exterior.

Damian Broughton, managing director of Danbro, said: “Jubilee House is an iconic building that offers fantastic potential to Danbro.

“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 area.”

Danbro currently employs 130 staff across three sites and will expand once the building work is complete, but the company cannot confirm how many jobs will be created.

Coun Brenda Ackers, Fylde councillor for St John’s ward, said: “It’s excellent because it’s bringing employment into the town, is increasing footfall and presents an opportunity for beautiful views from the apartments.

“It’s a wonderful scheme and the best possible outcome after years of being empty.”

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