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About

SKELMERSDALE

There are numerous benefits of living and working within the Borough. West Lancashire is attracting an increasing number of new businesses and inward investors into the area.

Skelmersdale is a great place to do business. Thriving commercial centres are nestled amongst beautiful countryside with fantastic transport links to the rest of the North West region.

Set in the heart of the borough, located adjacent to M58 it’s ideally placed for all the major motorway networks, including the M6, M57 and M62.

Our neighbours are Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Lancashire. Skelmersdale is between 30 and 60 minutes drive time of the cities of Liverpool, Manchester and Preston and their respective airports and ports.

40710

Population

Source: 2011 Census

LIVERPOOL

Liverpool & it's Superport are less than 20 miles away, off the M58, to the West of Skelmersdale.

PRESTON

Preston is just over 20 miles North of Skelmersdale, well connected by the M6 motorway

MANCHESTER

Manchester and it's airport are around 30 miles to the East.

GROWTH

Skelmersdale’s growing, with a new railway station development planned and a new town centre being put together by West Lancashire Borough Council & St Modwens.

EMPLOYMENT

In addition to its proximity to major cities, national and international transport, and strong ambitions for the future, Skelmersdale is already home to some fantastic employment opportunities.

PROPERTY

Despite its proximity to many wonderful places, homes in Skelmersdale are very reasonable, averaging at under £120,000.

With many rural towns also on the doorstep in West Lancashire life in the countryside is also a dream, within easy commuting distance.

Quick Facts
Housing Prices

Average house price £118,723

vs

UK average of £181,832

Education

21 primary schools, 5 secondary schools, 1 college and 1 university

Key employment sectors

Public Sector, Manufacturing, Wholesale & Retail, Accommodation & Food Services, Transport & Storage, Professional, Scientific & Technical, Business & Administration

SKELMERSDALE AMBASSADOR NETWORK

Created to unite businesses, organisation and individuals across the area in a powerful network to develop and promote Skelmersdale, challenge perceptions and raise the profile of the area.