Host your business meeting at The Mill!

The Mill is set to become an asset for the area’s corporate community – offering high quality event and meeting space with convenient motorway links across the north west.

The Mill in St Catherine’s Park will also benefit from top of the range refreshments, prepared in The Mill Cafe – where the varied menu boasts local, seasonal produce and a bespoke St Catherine’s blend of coffee.

The location benefits from easy access within minutes to the major motorway links of the M6, M61 and M65, as well Preston city centre and Chorley town centre. At the same time, the unique facility is situated within the newly named St Catherine’s Park – a tranquil green space St Catherine’s Hospice is developing which already includes a small but beautiful sensory garden and a wetland and woodland reserve.

The James de Lostock Room – named after the man who built Lostock Hall, now the site of St Catherine’s Hospice – is The Mill’s training room, suitable for business meetings, seminars and conferences. The whole building benefits from free WiFi, while extra facilities include breakout space, full projection facilities and sound system. It also enjoys beautiful views out over the neighbouring countryside.

Special packages are also available incorporating three conference rooms which are already available to hire at the neighbouring St Catherine’s Hospice – enhancing the capacity and flexibility of both venues.

The Siena Suite is a base suitable for a complementary therapist, and the Green Butterfly Room for arts and crafts activities are two other spaces for hire within The Mill development.

St Catherine’s Hospice won grant funding to help cover the majority of the costs of the £1m project, which involves converting a disused barn and former Lancashire cotton mill within its grounds.

The project was designed by architects Cassidy and Ashton, and the construction managed by Eric Wright Special Projects.

The vision is to ‘open up’ the site as a community hub, welcoming in local people and businesses to use the space – whilst also generating income for the hospice charity through The Mill working as a social enterprise.

Further income will also be raised through The Mill by attracting new supporters who might not otherwise have been aware of St Catherine’s and how much it depends on charitable support.

Lynn Kelly, Head of Education at St Catherine’s Hospice and project manager for The Mill – which is due to open its doors in the autumn – said: “We are very proud of The Mill and the potential it holds for the local and regional business community.

“With excellent facilities, a convenient yet desirable location, and the flexibility to accommodate events of varying size and scale, The Mill can rival many more traditional corporate settings across the area.

“Not only that, but by backing this new venture, businesses can contribute towards the success of a pioneering social enterprise which is supporting one of Central Lancashire’s most-loved and long-established charities.”

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