Lancashire today plays a key role in the English economy and the manufacturing base of the country. The region was formerly a hub for Britain's famous traditional industries such as textiles, clothing and footwear as well as engineering and coal mining. Home to some 1.5 million people and a further 8 million people living within a 50 kilometre radius, The North West is the most populous area of England after the Southeast and London. Despite the economic downturn, the region has maintained growth and job creation is thriving.
Walton Summit is an industrial area between Clayton Brook and Preston in the South Ribble district. The industrial park is very well connected to the motorway network of the area providing excellent access to the greater region and beyond. The M61, M65 and M6 are all within close proximity and the summit even has a single carriage motorway from the M61/M65 roundabout. The Lancaster Canal is also nearby and although not entirely suitable for long haul navigation anymore, the canal is a pleasant natural feature and good for recreational use.
Walton Summit is home to companies such as the Truck Centre which sells motorcars for private and commercial use. The Centre is the longest established Iveco Truck centre in the North of England and boasts over 30 years experience in the commercial vehicle sector. The Walton Summit MOT Centre also has a large presence with mechanics looking after vehicle repair and maintenance.
The area around Walton Summit is well connected and the infrastructure makes it a desirable place to settle down. The low cost of living combined with a wide variety of lifestyle offers enable families to settle down in this region which encompass everything from tranquil seaside resorts to sprawling suburban areas.