A major national company has made a commitment to stay in Skelmersdale well into the future.
The Co-operative Bank has signed an agreement with West Lancashire Borough Council to lease Delf House until at least 2026.
Councillor Ian Moran, Leader of West Lancashire Borough Council, said: “We are delighted the Co-operative Bank has signed the new lease which keeps one of their key offices, currently employing around 700 people, in West Lancashire. They are a major employer and their continued presence in Skelmersdale shows the town and West Lancashire as a whole are great places to work as a business.
“I would like to thank the Council officers for working tirelessly to secure this lease and the Co-operative Bank staying in Skelmersdale. For the Council’s part, our work with the Co-operative Bank to keep them in West Lancashire proves we are ambitious for the economy and to retain jobs."
Securing the tenancy also provides excellent value for money for the Council as the rental income will be used to help maintain Council services.
The Co-operative Bank has had a base at Delf House since 1976 and the offices currently house administration and call centre staff.
The Council can help businesses to search for land and business property of all types and offer a range of other business support including signposting to finance; networking and events; skills and workforce solutions such as support to take on apprentices. To find out more visit www.westlancs.gov.uk/business.