Plans have been formally submitted for a digital health park on land off Euxton Lane, Chorley which could provide 700 jobs.
The digital business hub could employ hundreds of highly-skilled IT and health-related workers in a mix of flexible office and data centre space.
This development could help secure hundreds of skilled IT and health jobs and attract the leading businesses in this sector to the area.Ken Whitaker
Businesses ranging from individual start-ups to high-tech global companies would develop the digital products and services needed in the health sector as it shifts to a more technologically-advanced way of working.
Digital health care uses assistive and interactive technology to improve clinical research, patient treatment, prescription management and much more.
The vision for a regional Digital Health Park was developed after discussions between Euxton Lane Developments Ltd, Chorley Council, North West Coast Academic Health Sciences Network and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust.
As well as the Digital Health Park, the plans also include new care facilities, light industrial units and up to 125 new homes.
Around 700 jobs could be created altogether across the site.
Following feedback received at a recent public exhibition, land earmarked for a pub and convenience store is also being considered for a medical practice.
Ken Whitaker, from Euxton Lane Developments Ltd, said: “We are excited to be submitting an application that would be the first step in positioning Chorley at the forefront of the digital health sector in the region.
“This development could help secure hundreds of skilled IT and health jobs and attract the leading businesses in this sector to the area.”