About • let's talk Skelmersdale
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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.



Source: 2011 Census


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


UK average of £181,832


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


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.