Initial ground investigative surveys underway on the Ferney Lee site for the new Enterprise Centre as part of the Town Deal

Find Out More and Have Your Say on Wednesday 22nd November at the Fielden Centre, or Online

Todmorden Town Deal Board is delighted to announce a series of consultation opportunities available to share plans, drawings and progress on the Enterprise Centre project, a key part of Todmorden’s £17.5M Levelling Up investment programme, led by Todmorden Town Deal partner, Calder Valley Community Land Trust.

On November 22nd at Fielden Hall, 2.30 – 4.30 pm and 5.30 – 7.30 pm, members of the public and the business community are invited to find out more about the plans for the Enterprise Centre development proposed for the Ferney Lee site in Todmorden.

There will be the opportunity to view initial drawings, plans and layouts, and meet the team from Calder Valley Community Land Trust who will be on hand to answer questions, gather feedback and ideas, and discuss the vision for how the Enterprise Centre can benefit the town.

Online people can also take part in the consultation by visiting a newly launched dedicated Enterprise Centre page,, with information, plans and drawings. A form is available on the page to submit comments, ask questions and share thoughts directly with the team at Calder Valley Community Land Trust.

In addition, a comprehensive Exhibition of plans and information for the Enterprise Centre is installed in the foyer of Tod College on Burnley Road, where people are welcome to pop in and have a look, and with forms available for people to share comments, suggestions and questions about the project.

The Enterprise Centre project contributes to the Town Deal Board’s vision to drive forward a resilient and thriving local economy fit for the 21st Century. The development will help realise this aim by facilitating business start-ups, growth and collaboration, providing opportunities for new skills in areas such as creative and digital economies, and attracting modern professional jobs and businesses to the town.

The new facility includes plans for 23 flexible rented offices with shared indoor and outdoor areas. Alongside the Enterprise Centre element, Calder Valley Community Land Trust in partnership with housing association Connect Housing, plans to create 20 highly sustainable and affordable rented homes to meet housing needs identified in the Todmorden area.

The Enterprise Centre is planned on the site of the former Ferney Lee Older Peoples’ Home, and will include planting and green spaces to create an attractive hub for working and living at walking distance from the town centre and train station.

Pam Warhurst, Chair, Todmorden Town Deal Board said:

“It’s truly thrilling to see plans for the Enterprise Centre ready to be shared with our local communities for their thoughts, input and questions.

“The Board is clear that the need to attract more highly paid jobs and modern businesses into Todmorden, and to support our own existing enterprises to flourish, is an absolute priority.

“Our young people are entitled to employment and business opportunities that will meet their interests and needs and the Enterprise Centre is crucial in creating that future potential.”

Calder Valley Community Land Trust is a member-led community benefit society with charitable status which has been established to help address and meet housing needs in the Upper Valley part of Calderdale.

Simon Brearley, Chair, Calder Valley Community Land Trust said:

“It is fantastic to see plans start to take shape for the Enterprise Centre and the accommodation that we aim to provide.

As a locally based community organisation it is important to us that as many people as possible to see the proposals and share their thoughts, both supportive and critical.

We are committed to realising this wonderful new modern facility for the town meeting the needs of both the local economy and for more affordable, sustainable rented accommodation.​