Sugden Ltd Pendle Court

Another New-Build Commercial Project Success!

This month has seen Lea Hough deliver the successful completion of another commercial new-build project! Lea Hough has been acting as Employer’s Agent on an industrial unit at Pendle Court, Nelson which has been purpose-built for Sugden Ltd – with Practical Completion issued in early June.

Sugden, a bakery equipment engineering firm, had outgrown its current factory unit in Barrowford but couldn’t find suitable premises available. As such, they commissioned the build of a brand new factory at Pendle Court.

The new factory stands at a total of 35,000 sq foot and has a two-storey office alongside its factory floorspace.

Our role as Employer’s Agent has involved overseeing the contract between the developer and the appointed contractor.

The project was finished: a) on time, b) on budget, c) to a good standard and most importantly, the team at Sugden Ltd are delighted with it.

The next stage is for a full internal fit out to be completed. Lea Hough are continuing to work alongside the client during this phase, project managing the office fit out.

Sourcing a new-build site and having a custom built property built is a growing trend we’re seeing amongst commercial clients. Seeking the professional services of a Chartered Surveyor can help to protect your investment in many ways, in particular overseeing the quality of workmanship, that works are completed as per the client’s requirements, and that time and budget are adhered to. Find out more about on our services as Employer’s Agents and Monitoring Surveyors.



“We had a Schedule of Condition carried out on a Commercial Property. From vacant possession to our proposed completion date we were really tight on time. Gary managed to carry out the inspection and write a very thorough report in the time needed to ensure we hit our completion date. The price of the report was also extremely competitive. I would recommend Lea Hough to anyone looking for a Professional Surveyors with excellent service & communication at a competitive price.”

Danny Ambler - Fuse Contract Furniture, Blackburn