The former Pines Hotel sits approximately 3 miles to the north of Chorley town centre on the A6, at Whittle-le-Woods.
Primrose purchased the site in 2015 from the Owner of the Pines Hotel and granted a lease back to the vendor, so that the hotel business could continue, and respect the hotel reservations numerous and wedding bookings that had been made.
Although the property was not placed on market, two separate approaches for parts of the site were received from Lidl and McCarthy & Stone. The discussions that followed lead to an agreement from all parties and a planning application was submitted in 2017 for a scheme accommodating both, with a shared access from Preston Rd.
Planning consent was achieved and the two parcels of land were sold to Lidl and McCarthy & Stone in December 2018.
An image of the Hotel prior to demolition is set out below as well as a recent “in build” photograph of the Lidl store, which is due to be opened in May 2019.